The October Surprise: From thick, heavy snow to tree limbs and power outages everywhere
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Saturday, October 12, 2019
The snowstorm that became known as the October Surprise struck the night of Oct. 12, 2006, and affected thousands of Western New Yorkers. The heavy snow brought down hundreds of thousands of trees, blocking roads and leaving area homes and businesses without heat and electricity for days. Efforts are still underway to "re-tree" the area. Here's a look back at the storm, as covered by The Buffalo News.