Winter arrives early in Buffalo
SOUTH BUFFALO - Winter came into Buffalo with a bang this year as South Buffalo and areas south and east of it were ransacked with multiple feet of snow within a twenty-four hour period that began Tuesday, Nov. 18, and continued at various rates for four days. While residents were warned of the snow system traveling into the region, the extent and duration of the system could not have been forecast. The words “unprecedented” and “snow-locked” were common throughout the week, leaving residents stranded in their homes with whatever supplies they were savvy enough to stock up on.
While the winter was at its worst, this is typically where Buffalonians are at their best.
Janet Poydock had a perfect vantage point of the Abbott Road issues from her upper apartment home. As she watched the struggling vehicles on the third day of the storm, she noticed time and time again that the cars that were trying to make it to the hospital up the road were stuck and then rescued by passersby.
“At one point an ambulance was stuck on Abbott Rd as it was heading to Lackawanna,” stated Poydock, who was confined to her home due to unmovable snow outside of her door, “Four teenage guys were walking by and immediately helped to push the ambulance out of the snow.”
Other ambulances were met with similar assistance throughout Abbott Rd. Neighbors on side streets that hadn’t been plowed attempted to help other neighbors. Sean Kane checked on his neighbors and, realizing that a friend across the street was trapped at work leaving... Read the rest of this article in News