At least seven people have died after a recent cold snap covered over 50 per cent of the US in snow.
Blizzard brought by a cold front covered the city of Buffalo, New York State, in more than a metre of snow.
Seven people are believed to have died in the storm. The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has commended Buffalo citizens for their sense of community telling reporters: “Buffalo itself, known as a city of neighbours, has come together … neighbour helping neighbour, which is always good to see.”
Buffalo’s mayor, Byron Brown, has also praised his city, telling the public, “It is clear that we are one Buffalo.”
The city has been bombarded with through the week: 5000 tons of snow had to be removed from the city’s streets. Transport bans remain in parts of south Buffalo with more heavy snow expected this week.
The weather bureau expects snowfalls in the next three days to equal the annual average. – Brian Ennew
Top photo from Anthony Quintano’s Flickr Photostream.