At least one death in Niagara County was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning, officials said. The county sheriff’s office said that a 27-year-old man was found dead in his home in Lockport, N.Y., after heavy snow blocked an external furnace and caused carbon monoxide to enter the house. Another person was taken to a hospital for treatment, the sheriff’s office said.
An earlier article with a death toll of 29 may have double-counted two fatalities in Erie County.
Western New York, no stranger to snow, appeared to bear the brunt of a fierce storm that sent temperatures plunging in much of the country.
Strong winds took down power lines in the central, eastern and northern United States, and the weather upended holiday travel plans for much of last week. In Maine, more than 20,000 homes and businesses remained without power on Monday morning, according to the utility company’s maps.
With the remnants of the storm beginning to move out of western New York, a driving ban remained in place in Buffalo, the region’s most populous city, as well as in many of its immediate suburbs. Mr. Poloncarz said that much of Buffalo was “impassable” for drivers, and that he did not anticipate conditions changing through the day.
The snow is expected to end tomorrow morning, with between four and eight more inches expected in parts of the region, mostly concentrated north of the city during the day, before moving south overnight, said Jon Hitchcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo.