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Lake effect pounding

Discussion in 'Weather' started by woodsman, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Right now all points south of Buffalo,NY it is a dismal nightmare trying to drive anywhere.!

    Lake effect is hammering down with over 2" an hour and it's been going on since 2pm. Traffic is at a total stand still... check www.nittec.org cameras
     
  2. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    The band is only 12 miles wide. Those in it though are getting hit hard. I90 has been a standstill most of the evening.
     
  3. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    typical lake effect band... most of the cameras show clear, but a few where the snow is are whiteout
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    You guys are STILL getting that same band and its 9AM next day! The winds are SWW keeping off our lakeshore but its supposed to change wind direction later to WNW and that will change everything, but we'll see.
     
  5. salted

    salted Junior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 4

    Over here in Southwest lower MI, i'm feeling pretty jealous.
     
  6. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,412

    My girlfriend works for a large commercial construction outfit that is doing a job at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. One of their construction managers emailed her these pics this morning...

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  7. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I am going to have to report that post as harassment. Cruel... just plain cruel
     
  8. theguynextdoor

    theguynextdoor Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    Spent last night driving around Depew/Lancaster/West Seneca. It was a disaster. Side roads completely closed off, cars with 3 ft of snow on them in the middle of the road. I did not see one plow truck that was succesfully plowing a driveway or lot. They could barely make one pass, which has rendered the smaller parking lots basically impassible. At the Target on Transit, they had 4 loaders and a bulldozer trying to keep the lot open. The snow banks on the sides of the road are half way up the windows of my truck. I know the company thats plowing Walmart Supercenter of Lancaster and they can't keep fuel in their 2 loaders that have been running non stop for days. Plows are nearly useless down there, only loaders and skids can get anything done. They are plowing the sidestreets with loaders because the trucks can't fit through south buffalo with all the stuck cars. Also, they just cleared the thruway this morning of 200 stuck cars and trucks. They had to pull them all out one at a time. What a mess.
     
  9. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    8 days later and it continues this is When i got home last night and when i got up this morning and the snow continues..
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  10. woodsman

    woodsman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

  11. badabing1512

    badabing1512 Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    We do buildings all over wny, including 3 in orchard park and 3 cheektowaga and one in lancaster. OP got about 2 feet and lancaster was just under 4 feet. Will get pics up soon but it was one hell of a storm. Only a few days after we got hit again in amherst, williamsville, getzville, east amherst and lockport. Is it summer yet?