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Western NY Digs Out After Record-Breaking Storm

A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.

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Image: Snow blows across Route 190 in Buffalo

Snow blows across Route 190 in Buffalo, N.Y., on Nov. 19, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where six people died and residents, some stranded overnight in cars, braced for another pummeling expected later on Wednesday.

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A home is covered in snow in Hamburg, NY. just south of Buffalo, following an overnight winter storm that dumped a reported 5 feet of lake-effect snow on the area on Nov. 19.

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Lake-effect snow broke down doors to a family's home in Cheektowaga, N.Y., on Nov. 18.

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Image: A Twitter user made this photo while landing at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Nov. 18

A Twitter user made this photo while landing at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Nov. 18.

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A New York State Snowgrader moves snow in Lancaster, N.Y., on Nov. 19.

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A home and pick-up truck are covered in snow in Hamburg, N.Y., on Nov. 19.

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Drew Ahmed makes his way through nearly five feet of snow on Nov. 19, in the Lakeview neighborhood of Buffalo, N.Y.

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A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on it's top, drives along Route 20 after digging out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, N.Y., on Nov. 19. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area.

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Mic Brennan, a truck driver from Vandalia, Ohio, is among those stuck on the New York State Thruway in Buffalo, where cars are buried in snow. Estimating on Wednesday morning that he's been trapped for at least 34.5 hours, Brennan and his cousin Chris intend to wait out the storm and will stay in their truck until they can drive away. Brennan's view on Tuesday evening, left, and Wednesday morning, right.

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Bob Wilcox clears snow at the end of his driveway in Lancaster, N.Y., on Nov. 19. The ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.

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Cars with snow atop the roofs sit idle at a home in Lancaster, N.Y., on Nov. 19.

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Neighbors band together for a supply run on groceries and gas to help them dig out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, N.Y., on Nov. 19. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area.

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