Henrietta, N.Y.- Thursday’s wind gusts were so strong; it took at least four people to corral shopping carts in the Wegmans parking lot in Henrietta.
The wind snatched an old pine tree from its roots in one Henrietta neighborhood, barely missing a car in the driveway.
On the roads and highways, the nearly 60 mile per hour wind gusts played tug of war with vehicles.
“When you're driving a truck and you don't have too much weight, it's a little rough - you gotta to hang on,” truck driver Michael Campbell said.
“I'm amazed the trucks can keep it on the road because it's moved the car all over the road," said Chris Butdorf, who is traveling from Ohio to Vermont.
Butdorf says he worries when driving past trucks in windy conditions.
“When I go past a truck, I step on it, get it over as quick as I can,” Butdorf.
Butdorf says he'll take the wind over what he drove through in Buffalo.
“Couldn't see past the hood of the car between Erie and Buffalo, it was total blizzard, white out, yeah it was nasty,” Butdorf said.
While we saw snow in some places and had to deal with the wind, some are still reminded of how much worse this all could have been.
“Last week I was at our Canadian place and it was 25 below zero,” motorist Bob Jacobsen said.