Western NY gets lots of snow; bus flips, no serious injuries
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bus carrying seven passengers turned over on its side on a snow-slicked highway south of Syracuse as much of New York was hit with its first major snowstorm of the season.
Cortland County sheriff’s deputies say no one was seriously hurt in the 1:30 a.m. crash Tuesday of the New York City bound bus. They say unreasonable speed for the conditions was a factor.
The snow total had surpassed 10 inches at the Buffalo airport by Tuesday morning, making the first significant snowfall a record-breaker for the date. National Weather Service records show the 8.7 inches that fell before 12 a.m. Tuesday broke the record of 5.3 inches set in 1942.
Rochester will eventually be digging out from a similar amount.
Numerous school closings and delays also were reported.