A historic Lake Effect snow storm has the entire country watching Western New York, where hearty residents of Buffalo and towns to the South are bracing themselves for another day of intense winter weather.
The New York State Thruway west of Rochester remained closed Wednesday morning. The devastating conditions have become lethal, with five deaths in Western New York being blamed on the snow storm.
The snow storm has left 150 vehicles stranded on the Thruway, and travel has been cancelled and banned for plane, train and automobile. N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in the area, extending partially into Central N.Y.