Man trapped by snow for four days during New York storm

Gary Lehsten had to be freed by National Guard

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Record Snowstorm Pummels Buffalo

A man was trapped in his home for four days during a snow storm in New York and had to be rescued by the National Guard.

Gary Lehsten said the snow piled up on his front door.

"All the snow came off the roof and packed the door in," he told Sky News.

The Buffalo resident said he could not reach anyone on the phone to help but saw the National Guard and yelled out to the soldiers to free him.

Parts of New York State were coated with up to six feet of snow this week. 13 people have died so far and many have been trapped in their homes after a year's worth of snow fell in three days.

The Huffington Post reports that residents of western New York may soon have to worry about the water in their basements as well as the snow on their roofs.

Weather forecasters have predicted flooding caused by rain.

"We are preparing now for more flooding than we've seen in a long, long time," New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said.

Meanwhile in Britain, cold temperatures will start to hit from Sunday and could cause travel disruption.

Leon Brown, meteorologist at The Weather Channel UK, told Aol Travel: "It will feel quite cold on Sunday. In the rain over the south east, temperatures could be pulled down to only 5C in the afternoon after a mild start early in the day. So, a rather miserable day and best to stay in and sit by the fire!

"It looks like a frosty and icy start to Monday across Wales and southern Britain with temperatures as low as -2 or -3C. Be prepared for an icy journey to work.

"There will be a colder feel to the weather next week, and there will be more frosts, especially over the north.

"Tuesday could be another cold and wet day over the south, temperatures perhaps only 5 or 6C at best.

"On Wednesday morning, Scotland may see dawn temperatures as low as -7C."

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