Deadly lake-effect blizzard buries Buffalo in nearly 4 feet of snowThe massive amounts of snow have caused major travel problems throughout the city and resulted in at least 27 fatalities. Conditions have turned deadly, with at least 27 fatalities reported in western New York, including 20 in the greater Buffalo area, amid nearly 4 feet of snow. The Buffalo airport recorded zero-mile visibility for nearly 16 hours from midday Friday to the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. Reed Timmer braves the epic blizzard and Arctic cold in Buffalo, New York, late Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. So far, 43 inches of snow have been reported at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, located just northwest of downtown.