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Wintry Weather

Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew assist an elderly patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew assist an elderly patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Wintry Weather New York

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, and released by the New York National Guard, snowdrifts nearly reach the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, N.Y. Airmen with the New York Air National Guard helped shovel snow off the roof of the facility. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Maj. Mark Frank) In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, and released by the New York National Guard, snowdrifts nearly reach the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, N.Y. Airmen with the New York Air National Guard helped shovel snow off the roof of the facility. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Maj. Mark Frank)

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Wintry Weather New York

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, and released by the New York National Guard, snowdrifts nearly reach the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, N.Y. Airmen with the New York Air National Guard helped shovel snow off the roof of the facility. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Maj. Mark Frank) In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, and released by the New York National Guard, snowdrifts nearly reach the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, N.Y. Airmen with the New York Air National Guard helped shovel snow off the roof of the facility. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Maj. Mark Frank)

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Wintry Weather New York

In this photo released by the New York National Guard, Staff Sgt. Jeff Lentz secures snowblowers inside a helicopter in Latham, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before transporting them to Buffalo. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone) In this photo released by the New York National Guard, Staff Sgt. Jeff Lentz secures snowblowers inside a helicopter in Latham, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before transporting them to Buffalo. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Sgt. 1st Class Steven Petibone)

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Emergency crews in Elma respond to a first aid call as they navigate their way through the snow on Bowen Rd. in Elma, N.Y. Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Rescue efforts have been hampered as a result of the epic snowfall. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Wintry Weather Photo Gallery

Snow covers a street at daybreak Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in south Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo-area officials are getting help from a neighboring county in their efforts to clear roads and provide emergency services during the snowstorm that has buried sections of western New York in more than 5 feet of snow. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File) FILE - Snow covers a street at daybreak Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in south Buffalo, N.Y. Buffalo-area officials are getting help from a neighboring county in their efforts to clear roads and provide emergency services during the snowstorm that has buried sections of western New York in more than 5 feet of snow. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)

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Yonkers Fire Department personnel survey houses in south Buffalo, N.Y. for structural damage on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Yonkers Fire Department personnel survey houses in south Buffalo, N.Y. for structural damage on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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A dump truck unloads snow at the Central Terminal that was removed from south Buffalo after heavy lake-effect snowstorms, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Traffic drives over the Buffalo Creek on Union Road on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. Western New York is preparing for potential flooding from melting snow after last week's heavy snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Boats are stored at a state facility, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Alden, N.Y., ahead of potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Wintry Weather New York

Boats are stored at a state facility, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Alden, N.Y., ahead of potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Boats are stored at a state facility, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, in Alden, N.Y., ahead of potential flooding from melting snow after last week's lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew assist a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew assist a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew carry a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew carry a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew carry a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Firefighters from Cheektowaga and Depew carry a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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A firefighter from Depew carries a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) A firefighter from Depew carries a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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A firefighter from Depew carries a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) A firefighter from Depew carries a patient from from Garden Gate Health Care Facility to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm Thursday added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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A firefighter from South Line lowers an elderly patient as she arrives to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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A firefighter from South Line lowers an elderly patient as she arrives to the Appletree Mall in Cheektowaga, N.Y., Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. About 180 patients from the facility were moved after officials questioned sustainability of the the roof from the snowfall. Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight of excessive snow as another storm added to epic snowfall in western New York state. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Chris Kidder, of the Townline Fire Department assists Jacob Aronica clean a vehicle in Town Line, N.Y. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Chris Kidder, of the Townline Fire Department assists Jacob Aronica clean a vehicle in Town Line, N.Y. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Chris Kidder, of the Townline Fire Department assists Jacob Aronica clean a vehicle in Town Line, N.Y. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) Chris Kidder, of the Townline Fire Department assists Jacob Aronica clean a vehicle in Town Line, N.Y. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

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Snow is piled high on a vehicle and on houses in the south Buffalo area on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Snow is piled high on a vehicle and on houses in the south Buffalo area on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Snow is piled high on a vehicle and on houses in the south Buffalo area on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Volunteer firefighters ride snowmobiles alone Clinton Street on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Volunteer firefighters ride snowmobiles alone Clinton Street on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in West Seneca, N.Y. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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Wintry Weather New York

In this photo released by the New York National Guard, New York Army National Guard dump trucks line up on West Seneca Street, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y., to help clear snow from the city. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Maj. Mark Frank)

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Wintry Weather New York

In this photo released by the New York National Guard, New York Army National Guard dump trucks line up on West Seneca Street, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Buffalo, N.Y., to help clear snow from the city. A new blast of lake-effect snow pounded Buffalo for a third day piling more misery on a city already buried by an epic, deadly snowfall that could leave some areas with nearly 8 feet of snow on the ground when it's all done. (AP Photo/New York National Guard, Maj. Mark Frank)