New threat looms for western New York after major snowstorm

Nov 21, 2014 4:29 PM by News Staff

The snowfall from the storm that brought seven feet of snow to western New York has finally ended, but concern about flooding and roof collapses are far from over.

The forecast for the Buffalo area calls for a chance of rain over the next few days, along with temperatures of about 60 degrees. The melting snow could bring flooding and the snow that is still piled on rooftops could get heavier while absorbing the rain.

Dozens of buildings collapsed overnight from the weight of all the snow, and authorities announced the deaths of three more people, including two residents of a nursing home that was evacuated due to a buckling roof. That brings the storm's death toll to 13.


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