What It's Like to Be Trapped by a Wall of Snow in Buffalo Storm

PHOTO: Cars with snow atop the roofs sit idle at a home in Lancaster, New York, Nov. 19, 2014.PlayGary Wiepert/AP Photo
WATCH 7 Dead in Western NY Snow Storm, Severe Cold

People in the Buffalo, New York, area have been snowed in for the second straight day, and some are even trapped at stores or jobs because of a sudden huge snowstorm.

And it isn't over. More snow is expected to pound upstate New York today, as officials frantically try to clear massive truckloads of snow from the area.

The storm that dumped 5 feet of snow has resulted in seven deaths and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said today that more than 5,000 tons of snow have already been removed from south Buffalo. Despite the effort to dig out 132 miles of the New York State Thruway remained closed for a second day.

The Buffalo Bills football team offered $10 an hour plus game tickets for people willing to help shovel out the stands -- if they could get to the stadium in Orchard Park.

Meanwhile, residents are posting photos of the snow piling up outside their cars or home windows, and there's even a hashtag -- #snowvember.

Patti Mahaney said she's stranded at home for the second day in a row and there's more than four feet of snow in the parking lot of her apartment building, near the stadium where the Buffalo Bills play.

And there are plenty of snow doors:

At least one person took advantage of the snow piling up outside their door and turned it into a cooler:

Others not so lucky to be stranded at home got stuck at stores, restaurants or at work on Tuesday.