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US snowstorm: About 40 people died in western New York, dead bodies may be found as snow melts, read full storm report



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Roads reopened to traffic in snowstorm-ravaged Buffalo on Thursday.
The driving ban has been lifted since Thursday midnight.
At least 40 people have died in western New York, most in Buffalo.

Washington, Roads were reopened to traffic on Thursday in snowstorm-devastated Buffalo in the United States. However, authorities are constantly searching for people missing since last week’s snowstorm. Byron Brown, the mayor of Buffalo, New York’s second-most populous city, announced driving restrictions were lifted after midnight Thursday.

At least 40 people have died in western New York and most of them are from Buffalo. Brown said at a press conference Wednesday evening, “There has been significant progress in snow removal. Suburban roads, major highways and Buffalo Niagara International Airport have already been opened.” However, Brown urged residents to avoid taking vehicles on the road without urgent works.

The National Guard is going door to door to inquire about the needs of residents of Buffalo, where power to homes has been cut off due to the storm. Seeing the possibility of meeting the victims during the melting of the snow with the opening of the bad weather, the officials are looking for them.

Buffalo Police and other law enforcement officers are also searching for the victims. Giving information about the storm on Thursday, Erie County Executive Mark Polonkarz said some of the victims have still not been identified. “There are families in the community who are still searching for their missing loved ones,” he said.

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