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24 Pictures That Perfectly Capture How Insane The Snow Is Near Buffalo, New York

Truly crazy.

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1. If you haven't heard, or are living in a place of denial that this could even happen, there's an insane lake-effect snow event happening in and around Buffalo, New York.

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2. Because it's lake-effect snow, it's targeting super-specific areas, meaning you can literally see the snow/no snow divide in the clouds.

Landing in #buffalo at 11pm #snowmageddon14 #LakeEffect #beyondthewall

James A Fry@JamesAFryFollow

Landing in #buffalo at 11pm #snowmageddon14 #LakeEffect #beyondthewall

11:33 PM - 18 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. The clouds are actually frightening.

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4. With lake-effect snow, the weather can be drastically different in areas mere miles apart. One place may get multiple feet of snow while a few miles away they won't have any.

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5. And then boom. Just like that, it can snow 3 to 5 inches PER HOUR.

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6. One of the craziest searches to do on Twitter is "buffalo door" because you'll find pictures like this...

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8. ... and this.

Nope, that's not a white wall behind my son #BuffaloSnow

Shannon Fisher@ShanV11Follow

Nope, that's not a white wall behind my son #BuffaloSnow

5:28 PM - 18 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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9. People are literally trapped inside.

10. According to this person's Instagram caption, they've been stuck at work for over 24 hours.

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11. THIS IS A GARAGE!

Good Lord! MT @NWSIndianapolis: RT @TrainerAmyIndy: Friend in #Buffalo opened her garage door & it looked like this:

Jim Cantore@JimCantoreFollow

Good Lord! MT @NWSIndianapolis: RT @TrainerAmyIndy:
Friend in #Buffalo opened her garage door & it looked like this:

12:41 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. Some people are digging tunnels from their front doors...

5-6 FEET of #Snow surrounding your home, how do you get out? Dig a tunnel like this man. Via @WGRZ #Lackawanna, #NY.

Marc Franz Jr@WxmanFranzFollow

5-6 FEET of #Snow surrounding your home, how do you get out? Dig a tunnel like this man. Via @WGRZ
#Lackawanna, #NY.

11:58 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13. ...and then finding their cars buried like this.

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14. Which doesn't even matter because this is what some highways look like:

Photo: Lake effect storm near Buffalo closes part of @NYSThruway8790 with significant snowfall

Andrew Cuomo@NYGovCuomoFollow

Photo: Lake effect storm near Buffalo closes part of @NYSThruway8790 with significant snowfall

4:30 PM - 18 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. And this:

My brother is still stuck on the highway in Buffalo. Thankfully people who needed help have been rescued.

Katie Halberg@katiehalbergFollow

My brother is still stuck on the highway in Buffalo. Thankfully people who needed help have been rescued.

7:15 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. This is the view from a SECOND-STORY WINDOW:

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17. Even the Doritos truck is stuck!

I just saw several men stealing chips from inside this abandoned Doritos truck. #BuffaloSnow #nywx

Jeremy Cohn@JeremyGlobalTVFollow

I just saw several men stealing chips from inside this abandoned Doritos truck. #BuffaloSnow #nywx

11:41 PM - 18 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. In some places, the snow is so bad that it's busting through WINDOWS and DOORS.

Not sure what happened here, but a listener tweeted us this of a house in Cheektowaga:

WBEN NewsRadio 930AM@NewsRadio930Follow

Not sure what happened here, but a listener tweeted us this of a house in Cheektowaga:

6:51 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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19. I repeat, the snow is busting...

More snow invasions in West Seneca, NY. Via Joyce M. Meyer. #lakeeffect

The Weather Channel@weatherchannelFollow

More snow invasions in West Seneca, NY. Via Joyce M. Meyer. #lakeeffect

11:53 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20. ...through...

Amazing, so much snow the pressure caused the window to give way! Hamburg, NY. Courtesy Vanessa Armbruster/WKBW-TV

Mαtt@mdhiggsFollow

Amazing, so much snow the pressure caused the window to give way! Hamburg, NY. Courtesy Vanessa Armbruster/WKBW-TV

6:20 PM - 18 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. ...WINDOWS.

Incredible amounts of lake-effect snow cracks this window near Buffalo NY. Photos from @WKBW: http://t.co/ddAtI7u6uy

7NEWS Denver Channel@DenverChannelFollow

Incredible amounts of lake-effect snow cracks this window near Buffalo NY. Photos from @WKBW: http://t.co/ddAtI7u6uy

10:53 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. So yeah, feel fortunate you don't live in Buffalo.

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23. Because your neighborhood could look like this...

RT @dynamodreams: #wgrzsnow neighbors house in cheektowaga #WGRZsnow

The Weather Channel@weatherchannelFollow

RT @dynamodreams: #wgrzsnow neighbors house in cheektowaga #WGRZsnow

10:20 AM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

24. ...and the only thing that could save you is a path to the 7-Eleven.

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