Snow buried parts of western New York on Thursday night, November 17, as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued multiple warnings for heavy lake-effect snow.
The NWS said the start of an “intense band of lake-effect snow” was over the middle of Lake Erie and due to reach the Buffalo metro area on Thursday evening, bringing a “rapid onset” of heavy snow and quickly deteriorating travel conditions.
This footage taken by Mark Margavage shows deep snow outside a Holiday Inn Express in Hamburg, New York, on November 18. Margavage said he’d measured 22.5 inches of snow by 7 am. Credit: Mark Margavage via Storyful