Buffalo Still Paralyzed After Record Blizzard [VIDEO]

Buffalo’s NBC affiliate reports:

A glimmer of sunshine on Christmas Day provided Western New Yorkers with hope that the region is ready to dig itself out from the longest sustained blizzard in history.

Not so fast, was the message from government officials. “It is not over,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Sunday. “I cannot overstate how dangerous conditions are. We need people to stay off the roads.”

“It is not over,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Sunday. “I cannot overstate how dangerous conditions are. We need people to stay off the roads.

ABC News reports:

Storm-related deaths include 17 in Erie County, ranging in age from 22 to 93 years old, and another in Niagara County where a 27-year-old man was overcome by carbon monoxide after snow blocked his furnace. Eleven of those deaths happened in Buffalo, according to police and county officials.

“Some were found in cars, some were found on the street in snowbanks. We know there are people who have been stuck in cars for more than two days. People are dying in cars, that’s the reality of it,” Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said during a radio interview, urging people to stay off the road