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BUFFALO SERVES AS A SAFE HAVEN <br> FOR CNN TEAM REROUTED BY SNOWSTORM

Buffalo usually is the Eastern city to get voted most likely to make the national news during winter snowstorms.

But Tuesday, CNN personalities such as Judy Woodruff, Jeff Greenfield and Bernard Shaw were voting for Buffalo as the nicest place to visit between political stops.

The three, as well as 57 other CNN employees, were rerouted through Buffalo Tuesday on their way from covering Monday's Iowa caucuses to Manchester, N.H., for CNN's coverage of presidential debates tonight.

After spending four hours here, the CNN team boarded a charter plane to Rhode Island, then took a bus to New Hampshire.

Waiting for them there was CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, a Western New York native who undoubtedly has had to defend his hometown's snowy image over the years. It's safe to say that Blitzer probably enjoyed more than anyone the irony of having his colleagues finding Buffalo as their safe harbor.

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