I have driven thru lake effect snow before maybe 7-8 years ago and what an experience. We went from clear skies to a full on blizzard in the matter of less than a few miles. I was driving an Acura Tsx at the time and that thing handled like a snowmobile. Everyone and there mother and fathers where stuck on the side of the roads and I even saw a construction van sitting in a pond off the side of the highway. I took I-90 all the way to I-81 and went up past watertown on my way to Massena. at one point there had to be a few feet on the ground and atleast a few inches on the highway. Needless to say when i arrived at my destination i had a foot+ of ice buildup under my car.