This photo from the New York State Police truly tells the story of today's historic (and that's not hyperbole) lake effect snow event. The Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga recieved over 50 inches of snow. The massive snowfall caused the New York State Thruway to be closed through all of Western New York past Rochester.

Many other roads in the Buffalo area are equally impassable.

Videos from Buffalo's Lake Effect Snow Event

Lake Effect Snow Time Lapse Video

Police, plows and drivers all stranded at gas station on Camp Road.