And that is not the bad news. The bad news is that more snow is expected in the coming days followed by rains. People fear that the rains could make matters worse as the snow could absorb the rain, thereby increasing the pressure on the roofs.
Buffalo has come to a complete standstill after experiencing the 7-foot snowfall, with many trapped on highways, stores and some even inside their homes.
The blizzard has claimed ten lives so far and has sparked of evacuations in the region and has even impacted people who are running short of supplies at home. Emergency services have been pressed into action but that is of little help as people are unable to commute from one place to another.
Here are some images that people shared on Twitter: