Radio Responds As Five Feet Of Snow Hits Western New York
November 19, 2014 at 6:53 AM (PT)
The first major snowstorm of the season is battering WESTERN NEW YORK, and has resulted in five deaths in the area so far.
USA TODAY reports this lake-effect storm, "possibly set an all-time U.S. record for snowfall. Three people had heart attacks from shoveling snow, officials said. The snow is still falling with more than five feet already on the ground, and some areas south of the city are expected to get a year's worth of snow -- almost six feet -- in just three days. Temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below overnight."
ENTERCOM Alternative WLKK (ALTERNATIVE BUFFALO 107.7)/BUFFALO PD NIK RIVERS told ALL ACCESS, "It’s been pretty unreal! It was so weird YESTERDAY (11/18), there was a literal wall of snow extending off LAKE ERIE and heading due East. It stayed about five miles south of the studios, and we could see it all day, so ominous ... yet it was a sunny day outside of the studios ... creepy!"
"We tied in with our sister station, News/Talk WBEN-A, and got weather and traffic updates from them throughout the day. We also had a heavy social media presence on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, updating road closures, and states of Emergency, and shared photos of the storm via INSTAGRAM.
"We we’re in constant contact with the NIAGARA UNIVERSITY Women’s Basketball team, whose bus was stranded on I-90 for over 19 hours! And in the ALT world, our friends from INTERPOL were also trapped on the interstate just outside of BUFFALO ... 57 Inches of snow so far! Snow up past the windows!"
ENTERCOM/BUFFALO OM SUE O'NEIL added the stations have posted listener pics on their FACEBOOK pages. Check out some of the posts from Top 40 WKSE (KISS 98.5) here.