|Outside the Cheektowaga Senior Center on December 2nd, 2010|
A massive lake effect snow storm hit the area on the evening of December 1st, 2010. The heavy snow, and resulting traffic issues, stranded thousands of drivers on the NYS Thruway near Cheektowaga, some for over 24 hours. Eventually, area emergency personnel used ATV's and other vehicles to rescue people from their vehicles, bringing 85 people to a Red Cross shelter we set up at the Cheektowaga Senior Center to provide warmth, food and water to people who had spent several hours freezing in their cars.
|Volunteers serve up hot meals at Cheektowaga Senior Center|