November 19, 2014 10:42 AM EST

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Tuesday for several counties in the Buffalo area as a severe winter storm brought more than three feet of snow. By Wednesday, more than six feet — six feet! — of snow had fallen in certain areas.

The time-lapse video, recorded Tuesday, shows the lake-effect storm creeping over the surface of Lake Erie and into the city.

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