Lake effect snow blasts Western New York

Buffalo's southtowns digging out after getting a major blast of winter weather.

Up to two feet fell in areas south of the city yesterday including Orchard Park and Hamburg.

The lake effect snow fell fast and furious at a rate of three to four inches an hour.

The heavy snow stranded students at some schools in West Seneca until 11 last night when the roads were finally cleared and parents could head out to pick up their young ones.

Some students in Hamburg got stuck on school buses for hours, before they were finally forced to turn around and bring the kids back to school.