Deadly blizzard hits Buffalo, N.Y., area as Christmas Day freeze grips U.S.
Sunday, December 25th, 2022, 7:40 pm - A deadly blizzard pummelled Buffalo, New York over the holiday weekend, trapping people in their cars,
causing power outages and raising the death toll from a severe winter storm system that swept the United States.
A deadly blizzard paralyzed Buffalo, New York, on Christmas Day, trapping motorists in their cars
knocking out electricity to thousands of homes, and raising the death toll from a severe winter storm system that has chilled much of the United States for days.
At least 30 people have died in U.S. weather-related incidents, according to an NBC News tally, since a deep freeze gripped most of the nation
coupled with snow, ice and howling winds from a storm that roared out of the Great Lakes region late last week.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said the storm's confirmed death toll climbed to 12 on Sunday, up from three reported overnight in the Buffalo region.
The latest victims included some found in cars and some in snow banks, Poloncarz said, adding that the death tally might rise further.