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Lake-effect storms burying parts of upstate New York

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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BUFFALO — More than two feet of snow has fallen in central New York areas east of Lake Ontario, while towns south of Buffalo are getting their share of lake-effect snow.

The National Weather says the storms that began Tuesday have dumped 24 to 28 inches of snow on towns in northern Owego County, on Lake Ontario's eastern end. It says 10 to 18 inches are reported in areas of Erie and Cattaraugus counties south of Buffalo.

Forecasters say several more inches may accumulate by the time the storms off lakes Erie and Ontario diminish on Friday.

Meteorologists say blowing snow could be a problem for motorists in some areas as winds gust up to 35 mph.

Some schools in western and northern New York have cancelled classes Wednesday.

 
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