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WATCH: Drone Captures Scope of Massive Snowfall in Otherwise Unreachable Great Lakes Area

With two days having passed since the heaviest lake-effect snow buried parts of western New York, numerous communities remain under a state of emergency, with residents confined to their homes in the wake of several travel bans.

Snowbound James Grimaldi, however, of West Seneca, New York, used his drone to capture the aerial views of his neighborhood, revealing snow-covered roofs and eerily quiet roadways.

West Seneca received 61.5 inches of snow from late Tuesday night into Friday but was far from the hardest-hit area.

"The areas that got hit the hardest were farther away from the lake than West Seneca and had lower temperatures," AccuWeather.com Expert Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

"In West Seneca, the air was warmer and the snow was heavier and wetter, so it compacted more than fluffy snow would have," he said.

In Lancaster, New York, more than 74 inches fell, making it difficult for plows and shoveling efforts to keep up with the demand.