USA: state of emergency declared – New York state plunges into snow chaos

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USAState of emergency declared – New York state descends into snow chaos

While the heavy snowfall in Switzerland is long overdue, the US state of New York is sinking under a thick blanket of snow.

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In the US state of New York, over 1.60 meters of snow fell in places by Friday evening.

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A state of emergency was declared in eleven regions of the region.

A state of emergency was declared in eleven regions of the region.

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The National Weather Service has predicted

The National Weather Service has predicted “historic snowfall” for the area around the city of Buffalo.

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It’s about it

  • In the US state of New York, more than 1.60 meters of snow fell in places.

  • A state of emergency was declared in eleven regions.

  • The authorities strongly advise against travel.

Heavy snowfall is wreaking havoc in parts of New York State. The storm has already led to dozens of flight cancellations at Buffalo International Airport, as well as road closures and driving bans in the west of the state, CNN reported Saturday night. Two people died of heart problems while clearing snow in Erie County, County Clerk Mark Poloncarz said on Twitter. The National Weather Service reported that more than 6 feet of snow had fallen in the town of Orchard Park, south of Buffalo, by Friday evening (local time).

The population should refrain from traveling

The National Weather Service stated: “historical snowfall» for the region around the city of Buffalo. Officials say there is “near zero visibility” and travel is strongly advised against. Residents should be aware of damaged infrastructure.

A state of emergency was declared in eleven regions of the region. Authorities and meteorologists warned of a particularly dangerous storm. The snow is forecast to continue on Saturday and taper off on Sunday. It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving, America’s harvest festival. Along with Christmas, the holidays are one of the most important family celebrations in the US. The volume of travel is particularly high during this time.

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