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PHOTOS: The Snow Day Lives in Buffalo After a Massive Storm

By Jaclyn Borowski — November 21, 2022 1 min read
Ollie Wright, left, watches as CJ Lanahan, center, and Dan Edick work on creating a snow kicker for a rail, enjoying the aftermath of two days of lake-effect snow, at Hoyt Lake in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.
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A lake-effect snowstorm dumped nearly six feet of snow in parts of Northern New York over the last several days. The storm left Buffalo Public Schools students to partake in a tradition that’s been threatened since schools adapted to remote instructionduring the pandemic: a true snow day.

With schools closed and no remote instruction planned, here’s a look at how they’ve been making the most of this early season storm.

Al Antolin clears his car of snow Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y.
A postal truck makes its way down Grant Street during a snowstorm, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y.
A car sits in a snowdrift Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, in Buffalo, N.Y. A dangerous lake-effect snowstorm paralyzed parts of western and northern New York, with nearly 2 feet of snow already on the ground in some places and possibly much more on the way.
Families enjoy sledding, taking advantage of two days of lake-effect snow at Delaware Park in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.
Alex Lane walks his dog, Niay, a German Shepherd mix, through the snow on the West Side, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Blowing snow whips past evergreen trees on the West Side Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 in Buffalo, N.Y.
Auggie Rokitka, 2, plays in the snow with his parents, Matt Rokitka and Krissy Godios, on Richmond Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.
Rachel Grigsby tries to steady her daughter Mia Grigsby, 9, as she climbs over a snowbank, heading home from a trip to the corner store in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.
Eric Wettlaufer pulls Grant Wettlaufer, 5, as Natalie Hofert-Wettlaufer pulls Quinn Wettlaufer, 3, on sleds across Forest Avenue in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.
Christopher Middlebrooks and his son Mitchell Middlebrooks work to clear their driveway in the Larkin district in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

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