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Updated: 1 hour 51 min ago
Mounds of snow create a perfect winter wonderland in Western New York, as captured by filmmaker James Grimaldi.
The melting snow could create the effect of a 6-inch downpour in two days.
Nearly 135 miles of thruway are closed, travel is banned in some areas and snow-covered roofs are now at risk of collapse.
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Buffalo News photographer Derek Gee took to the skies Wednesday to capture the aftermath of a ferocious storm that left Buffalo communities paralyzed.