WNY marks the first anniversary of 'Snowvember'
It's one of those moments in Western New York history when those affected will always remember where they were when it happened. It was the historic November snowstorm which began in the evening hours of November 17, 2014. Western New Yorkers are remembering the epic storm on its first anniversary.
A massive lake effect storm that shut down parts of Western New York for days. More than seven feet fell in some areas. Among the storm's effects was the shutdown of the New York State Thruway.
The heavy snowfall was blamed for 14 deaths, as well as damaging more than 300 buildings and destroying more than three dozen.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz personally nicknamed the storm "Knife," saying it cut through the heart of the community. Others referred to the storm as "Snow-vember."