Thousands of people across New York State are digging themselves out after a massive lake-effect snowstorm slammed into the "Snow Belt" areas of New York State.

The lake-effect snow started on Thursday and continued through early Sunday morning. The snow turned out to be historic in parts of New York with several towns in the "Empire State" getting over 5 feet of snow.

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According to The National Weather Service, four towns in New York State received over 70 inches of snow from this historic snowstorm.



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While much of the state will get a break from the snow, another lake-effect storm is brewing. Coming up this weekend another lake effect event is expected to sweep across the northern part of the state.

The good news is that the snow expected is not as much as we got over the weekend. It looks like there might be only a couple of inches over the weekend.

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