It's arguably the worst storm that the City of Buffalo and Western New York has ever seen.

Winter Storm Elliott swept through the Pacific Northwest, Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes, which left many without power and under heavy snow. However, nobody was hit harder than the City of Buffalo and Western New York.

The lake effect snow ban made things far worse. Blizzard conditions lasted nearly 48 hours, with wind gusts past 70 mph and left thousands without power and everyone either stuck in their homes, or stranded in their vehicles or at businesses.

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At least 25 people have died from the blizzard and that number could grow this week. The City of Buffalo, Amherst, Clarence, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, Hamburg and Evans are all under a travel ban and there is a travel advisory for the rest of Western New York, where people are asked not to travel unless it is absolutely necessary.

The Buffalo Bills missed most of the Christmas holiday, as stayed in Chicago after their win over the Bears on Christmas Eve. They did get back to Buffalo by late on Christmas Day, by flying to Rochester and driving back the rest of the day.

Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs tweeted on Monday about the storm, and asked people to pray for everyone in Buffalo.

The cleanup will take days. There are still tons of stranded vehicles on roadways and many streets, especially residential streets, have not been plowed yet.

I've lived through the November of 2000 snowstorm, the October Surprise Storm, Snovember and last month's 6-7 feet of snowstorm...this is the worst storm I have ever seen in Western New York. The fact it had to happen on Christmas weekend just makes it that much worse.

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