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Four Die in Massive New York State Snowstorm

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All 50 states of the US woke to a record below zero temperature on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast moved across the country. An overnight snowstorm in in western New York state killed four people and trapped people in cars and homes. Even in a city famous for blizzards that roar off Lake Erie shared with Canada, this snowstorm stunned Buffalo locals. It even featured the unusual phenomenon of "thundersnow" - in which snow falls instead of rain during a storm. A national weather forecaster said he was at a loss of words to describe it. Many areas south of Buffalo, which is near Niagara Falls, were buried under six feet of snow in less than 24 hours. The snowfall was expected to continue. "Some parts of our county are going to receive a year's worth of snowfall in three days," Erie county executive Mark Poloncarz told local media. Three people died from apparent heart attacks while shovelling snow, the fourth while pushing a trapped car, Mr Poloncarz said. A driving ban was put into effect after a women's university basketball team spent more than 24 hours trapped in a bus on a highway because of the snow, before being rescued. Officials also urged older residents not to try to shovel snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for 10 counties. National Guard troops were deployed to help residents cope with the storm. TAGS:Massive snowstorm hits US, all 50 states feel freezing cold ... 4 Deaths Blamed on Major New York Snowstorm - ABC News Huge lake-effect snow storm pummels US - The Economic ... Early winter in US: Freezing temperatures in all 50 states Early winter pummels much of US - The Hindu 4 deaths blamed on major New York snowstorm - Yahoo ... Four dead in massive New York state snowstorm - Yahoo ... Snow storm sees four dead and more than 100 stranded in ... 4 killed as 'thunder snow' slams New York - CNN.com