Winter 2014 Lake-effect snows hammer southtowns By Eileen Buckley & Brian Meyer • Nov 18, 2014 WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley Heavy Lake Effect snows hammered areas south of Buffalo overnight. It has been an extremely difficult Tuesday morning for some motorists who have been literally stranded on the Thruway. Listen Listening... / 4:47 WBFO's newscast the morning of the massive Lake Effect storm. News Anchor Howard Riedel. Listen Listening... / 3:48 Stranded I-90 motorists calls WBFO News.