A dynamo of a storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on Buffalo Sunday, shutting down a city that prides itself on being prepared for winter’s worst.
That’s just what people got with the snow that began falling Saturday evening and kept on going. While not nearly as big as the blizzard of 1977, which lasted for days, the storm laid down 34 inches of snow in less than 24 hours to break the record set in 1982 by 9 inches. And more was in the forecast.
A state of emergency was in effect, with all non-urgent travel barred from the streets of this city of 328,000 people in western New York.
It was so bad that officials in this sports-mad city postponed Sunday’s Buffalo Sabres hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.