VIDEO: Big Snow in Buffalo, New York

In western New York, a truck jackknifes and then snow buries motorists stuck in the backup. The lake-effect storm dumps at least 2 feet of snow on the Buffalo area.

National Weather Service Statement as of 11:01 AM EST on December 02, 2010

… Lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST
this evening…

A lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 11 PM EST this

* Locations: northern Erie and Genesee counties… primarily South
Buffalo into the Buffalo southtowns and eastern suburbs into
western Genesee County.

* Timing: continues through this evening.

* Snow accumulations: additional accumulations of 10 to 14 inches
in most persistent bands. Storm total accumulations will reach 3
feet in some areas. Snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour.

* Impacts: heavy snow will produce very difficult travel
conditions with snow covered roads and poor visibility. Some
roads may be nearly impassable at times due to the combination
of snow and traffic. The heavy wet nature of the snow will
bring down some tree limbs and produce scattered power outages.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

In lake effect snow the weather can vary from locally heavy snow
in narrow bands to clear skies just a few miles away. If you will
be traveling across the region be prepared for rapid changes in
Road and visibility conditions.

If you loose power and plan on running a generator… make sure
the generator is located outdoors and properly ventilated. Space
heaters should also be properly ventilated… and only use them if
they are operating properly.

Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite source of
weather information for the latest updates. Additional details
can also be found at www.Weather.Gov/Buffalo.