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Blizzard conditions are hitting Buffalo, New York, adding to the misery from the polar vortex that's plunged much of the ...
nation into extreme cold. However, forecasters say warmer temperatures are just days away. (Jan. 8)
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DURATION: 1:34-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - WIVB - COURTESY WIVB, EMBARGO BUFFALOALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE: USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."Buffalo, New York - 7 January, 20141. Mid, cars driving in snow2. Wide, highway3. Mid, more cars in snow4. Wide, person standing in snow5. Wide, store, barely visible through snow6. Mid, SUV stopped in snow7. Mid, NY State Thruway sign, pan down to roadblock---AUDIO SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY8. SOUNDBITE (English) Voice of, Tony Ansuini, National Weather Service (Transcript Below)---SOURCE: WRTV - COURTESY WRTV, EMBARGO INDIANAPOLISIndianapolis, Indiana - 7 January, 20149. Wide, power workers with bucket truck in snowy area10. Mid, workers in truck11. Wide, worker elevated in bucket12. Wide, truck, workers, snow13. Mid, power worker14. Wide, Worker close to power line---SOURCE: HANDOUT, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE - AP CLIENTS ONLYNew York - 7 January, 201415. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Mayor Bill de Blasio, (D) New York (transcript below)-- SOURCE: WBMA - COURTESY WBMA, EMBARGO BIRMINGHAMBrighton, Alabama - 7 January, 201416. Wide, firefighters spray water on burning house17. Mid, water hits burned house18. Wide, smoke, steam rise from fire area19. Mid, firefighter chops damaged area with ax20. Wide, ice on ground, emergency vehicles21. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Fire Chief Sebastian Carrillo, Brighton Fire Dept. (transcript below)---SOURCE: WTNH - COURTESY WTNH, EMBARGO HARTFORD, NEW HAVENALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."Hartford, Connecticut - 7 January, 201422. Wide, firefighter slips on ice23. Wide, firefighters on icy street24. Close, firefighters' feet on ice25. Mid, icicles hang from back of fire truck26. Wide, street, emergency vehicles---RESTRICTIONS SUMMARY:WIVB: COURTESY WIVB, EMBARGO BUFFALOALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWRTV: COURTESY WRTV, EMBARGO INDIANAPOLISHANDOUT, NEW YORK CITY MAYOR'S OFFICE - AP CLIENTS ONLYWBMA: COURTESY WBMA, EMBARGO BIRMINGHAMWTNH - COURTESY WTNH, EMBARGO HARTFORD, NEW HAVENALL SCRIPTS MUST STATE: "USAGE OF THIS VIDEO IS LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE PERIOD OF THE DISPLAY RIGHTS IN YOUR CONTRACT WITH AP OR 60 DAYS."VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:TRACK-1THERE'S A BLIZZARD ADDING TO THE WEATHER WOES IN WESTERN NEW YORK STATE.THE BLIZZARD IS EXPECTED TO DUMB UP TO THREE OR FOUR FET OF SNOW IN AREAS AROUND BUFFALO, WHILE WIND GUSTS REACHING 50 MILES AN HOUR ALONG LAKE ERIE ARE MAKING TRAVEL DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.SOUNDBITE (English) Voice of, Tony Ansuini, National Weather Service:" The heavy snow combined with the strong winds creating a reduced visibilities and that caused the New York State Thruway to close from the Pennsylvania state line all the way through Buffalo all the way to the Rochester area."TRACK-2THE BLIZZARD IS COMING WITH A MASSIVE MASS OF COLD AIR HOLDING A GRIP ON MUCH OF THE NATION, FROM THE INCLUDING THE EAST COAST, MIDWEST, PLAINS AND SOUTH.MORE THAN 20 DEATHS ARE BLAMED ON THE COLD WEATHER, NATIONWIDE.SOME AREAS ARE DEALING WITH POWER SHORTAGES OR BLACKOUTS.TEMPERATURES REACHED SINGLE DIGITS OR LOWER ON TUESDAY ON THE EAST COAST...SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Mayor Bill de Blasio, (D) New York"Wind chills are expected to go tonight as low as negative 9."TRACK-3THE COLD STRETCHED INTO THE DEEP SOUTH, WITH BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SETTING A RECORD LOW OF SEVEN DEGREES.THE COLD WEATHER IS ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FIREFIGHTERS, WHO'VE DEALT WITH WATER FREEZING ON THE IN PIPES AND HOSES, OR EVEN FROSTBITE.SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH) Fire Chief Sebastian Carrillo, Brighton Fire Dept. "There's no way we were allowing the water that's coming out of the ground, there's no way for us to heat the hydrants up. Just a by-product of the hazardous weather."TRACK-4THE POLAR VORTEX, THE WEATHER SYSTEM BLAMED FOR THE MASSIVE COLD SNAP, IS EXPECTED TO EASE IN THE NEXT DAY OR TWO, MEANING TEMPERATURES SHOULD START TO GO UP.SANDY KOZEL, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.