Winter weather hits millions with freezing temperatures, snow

Upstate New York has seen high-speed winds and blizzard-like conditions as multiple counties issue travel advisories for treacherous conditions and low visibility.
1:55 | 02/28/20

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We'll turn to the winter weather hitting millions with freezing temperatures and some parts of the northeast could see some of the season's worst snow. Stephanie Ramos is in the thick of it in Hamburg, New York. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: George, good here in Hamburg wind gusts of about 56 miles per hour are pushing the waves on lake Erie as high as ten feet slashing that water onto the shoreline and freezing on contact. Check out these signs here behind me, the fencing along the shoreline and rock, all of it completely ice and that intense wind and snow expected to continue across western New York today. Overnight, this latest winter storm slamming the northeast driving what could be the biggest lake-effect snow event of the season. Huge waves from the great Lakes crashing into the shore. Upstate New York bearing the brunt of high winds and blizzard conditions. This tractor trailer dangling on an overpass after a multivehicle crash closed a portion of I-86. New York state police citing weather as a factor for the collision. And this semi sliding off the road into a ditch on I-81 as multiple counties issue travel advisories. More than a foot of snow and wind gusts near 60 miles per hour making travel dangerous in Adams, New York. Drivers traversing the highways at a snail-like pace. Some people braving the windchill and whiteout conditions as wind gusts whip the snow into a wintry haze. In Erie county, snowplows spreading out across the area trying to keep the roads clear as warning signs advise drivers to stay safe. Power outages also plaguing the area as crews work around the clock to restore power lines. Lake-effect snow warnings continue across the area today and, T.J., that bitter cold not helping conditions out here. Wow. She put a lot of emphasis on bitter. All right, Stephanie, thank you

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