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Dramatic Aerial Photos Show Force of Buffalo Storm

The Buffalo News' Chief Photographer Derek Gee took to the skies Wednesday to capture the aftermath of a ferocious storm that killed eight and inundated Buffalo communities with as much as 5 1/2 feet of snow.

The Buffalo News' Chief Photographer Derek Gee took to the skies Wednesday to capture the aftermath of a ferocious storm that killed eight and paralyzed Buffalo communities with as much as 5 1/2 feet of snow. Another lake-effect storm is expected to bring 2 to 3 more feet to western New York by late Thursday.

In the photo above, homes are covered in snow in South Buffalo, N.Y., on Nov. 19, 2014.

Derek Gee

A man digs out his driveway in Depew, N.Y.

Derek Gee

Cars make their way through South Buffalo, N.Y.

Derek Gee

Homes are covered in snow in West Seneca, N.Y.

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Snow covers Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Derek Gee / The Buffalo News

Trucks are parked at Jim's Truck Stop in Cheektowaga, N.Y.

Derek Gee

Cars are covered in snow at a car dealership in Orchard Park, N.Y.

Derek Gee / The Buffalo News

Crews work to free motorists stranded on the New York State Thruway.

Derek Gee

Cars are stranded on Mile Strip Road at the entrance to Route 219 near Buffalo.

Derek Gee

Snow blankets homes in Orchard Park, N.Y.

• Gallery: Sheets of Snow: New York Digs Out After Record-Breaking Storm

Derek Gee