Weatherman fights through chest-high snow to report on storm in western NY

A determined weatherman pushed his way through chest-high snow to report on the record-breaking storm that slammed western New York over the weekend.

Reed Timmer, a meteorologist known for starring in the Discovery Channel reality show “Storm Chasers,” filmed himself as he contended with the 50-inch snow drifts in Hamburg on Friday night.

Timmer can be seen digging his way though the powder before taking a measurement.

Timmer wrote that there were areas with even more snow, but he wasn’t able to access them.
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“There are areas with more but I could not burrow far enough to reach those locations,” Tiller wrote in a tweet alongside the video.

Hamburg was one of the areas hit hardest by the storm that dumped more than 6 feet of snow in some areas of western New York.

At least one building in Hamburg housing a bowling alley and barbecue restaurant partially collapsed due to the weight of the snow, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said.