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Snow covers a street on Nov. 19 in south Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

(Bloomberg) — Lake-effect snow that killed eight people and halted travel across western New York may reach as high as 7 feet in some areas before stopping tomorrow, when temperatures will rise along with the risk of flooding.

The state has sent about 1,300 workers and 658 pieces of snow-clearing equipment to the area where the snow has to be dug rather than plowed because it’s so heavy, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Photographs posted on Twitter showed houses buried to the eaves and cars covered on highways. Schools closed and mail delivery ground to a halt.

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