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In Pictures: Snow causes chaos in New York State

Fresh snow has fallen in New York state, where longtime residents described the blast of winter weather as the worst in memory.

Some areas of New York state along the Great Lakes had nearly five feet of snow. Credit: ITV
Some of the dead were found in their cars after they were buried under the snow. Credit: ITV
Officials said roof collapses posed a threat, especially at mobile home parks. Credit: Reuters


More snow falls overnight in New York State

Eight people have died in snowstorms in New York State where a year's worth of snow has fallen in three days.

Between five and six feet of snow has fallen since Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and people trapped in their homes.

ITV News' Martin Stew has the latest as America wakes up to fresh snow that has fallen overnight and forecasts of more on the way.

Eighth person dies in New York State snowstorms

Heavy snowfall has fallen across New York State. Credit: RTV

An eight person has died in snowstorms that have hit New York State as further snowfall is forecast.

Officials in Erie County said a man in his 60s had died after being caught up in the severe weather.

Seven people have died in Erie County and one person in neighbouring Genesee County since the storm began Tuesday, authorities said. Most have suffered heart attacks.

Around 5ft of snow has fallen across the area with a further 3ft forecast for late Thursday.

New York Governor urges residents to stay at home

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged residents to stay at home and off the roads amid a state of emergency which has been declared as heavy snowstorms hit New York State.

At a press conference, he said: "It's going to get in some ways worse before it gets better."

The storm is expected to remain until Friday morning, with up to a further three feet of snow forecast before then.

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