Nine years since October Surprise Storm hit hard

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Nine years ago today the October Storm hit Buffalo hard.

The surprise lake effect winter storm caught Western New York off-guard, pummeling the area with snow and hail.

The ice that fell stuck to tree branches and weighed down limbs, which snapped under the pressure. Up to 24 inches of snow fell in some areas.

Thousands of people were without power for days, and local schools were closed for up to 12 days.




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