Transcript for 7 Feet of Snow Buries Western New York
today. Tough questions for the president. Right not snowstorm. This neighborhood covered. That one car dug out, showing how deep it is. And this husband digging the path for his family. The dog watching it a couple feet behind. That's true. And the fear now is turning to collapsing roofs and flooding. Gio Benitez is outside Buffalo, New York, this morning. Again, this morning. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, robin. This storm has just paralyzed some of so much of the town. This high school has been closed all week long. Look at the roof, custodians are worried about that snow. It might be pretty, but, boy, is it dangerous. Overnight that epic snowfall just keeps falling. Western New York. Residents are waking up to yet another whiteout. Fall up to 4 inches per hour overnight. Some areas with snow difficults over 7 feet. Hundreds of cars on the side of the road. Watch as a front end ladder rams right into one of them to clear the way. This is how they do it in but. Reporter: And making the storms even more dangerous. And forced to use snowplows for emergency cars. The rescue workers can't get to people. It's a dangerous situation. Reporter: Now the race is on to clear not just the roads, but the roofs. To prevent this, collapsing, tearing down the gas lines in its path. In New York, this nursing home forced to evacuate due to the threat of the roof caving in. That's the big concern right now. Look at all of the snow. One foot of wet snow on a 1600 square foot home could weigh as much as 14 tons. Even football not safe. The 220,000 tons of stadium snow forcing the Buffalo bills to play this weekend's game in Detroit on Monday. Stretching all the way to grand Rapids, Michigan, creating zero visibility and impossible driving conditions. Over 28 inches of snow this month. Last time they saw those Numbers was in 1895. 1895. And back here just outside Buffalo, it's not also this way. Temperatures are going to warm up. Ginger, a lot of people are concerned when all of this stuff melts. And they are going to exactly that, straight from the lake effect snow to the flood watch. Thank you for being out there. The flood watch, Sunday through Wednesday. There's a reason. Temperatures by the end of the weekend reach into the 50s. We will see a rapid snow melt. The sun angle is a little lower, that's good news. But the ingredients, 85 inches of snow, higher snow totals, and tack on rain through the weekend, warming up day by day. And the Numbers are so much warmer. Look at the mild weekend ahead. Not just not Buffalo, but here in New York City. There's a major flood concern. I think it's a slow go. But still the drains are going to be full of snow. It's going to be a mess. Wish them well. A lot of people welcoming the 70 and 60 degree temperatures. Thanks.
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