More people have died in the US state of New York as a result of the severe winter storm that pounded North America, according to local authorities.
According to county executive Mark Poloncarz on Wednesday, there have been at least 34 fatalities in Erie County, which includes Buffalo.
Three of the victims' identities are still being sought by authorities.
At least 60 people have died in eight states as a result of the storm that swept through the US over the long weekend.
More people have died in Erie County in the past few days than there were during the infamous Buffalo blizzard of 1977. According to the National Weather Service, that storm resulted in 29 fatalities.
At a Wednesday morning press conference, Mr. Poloncarz stated, "It's a terrible storm with too many deaths.
However, things are starting to get better in some of the hardest-hit areas of the US, including New York.
Parts of the USA could experience flooding due to milder weather.
Less than 1,000 households in Erie County are currently without power, and Mr. Poloncarz predicted that by the end of the day, 95 percent of residents should have their power back. .
Road clearing has advanced in Buffalo, which received more than four feet (1 point 2 m) of snow, according to county officials. Although a driving ban is still in place because of the hazardous conditions, at least 65% of city streets have at least one lane open for traffic, according to Mr. Poloncarz.
Although nearly all of the day's scheduled departure flights were canceled or delayed, the local Buffalo Niagara International Airport reopened at 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT) on Monday after closing last Friday. .
The rail service in Buffalo is back in operation with a constrained schedule.
According to Mr. Poloncarz, authorities are "fearful" that some people living alone may have died during the storm, so the US National Guard is conducting wellness checks door to door in communities in the county that lost power.
The county is currently preparing for the possibility of flooding, according to the county executive, as temperatures are rising and snow is starting to melt.
Residents in other parts of the US and Canada are still dealing with the aftereffects of the deadly winter storm as well as new hazardous weather systems that have resulted in several fatalities. .
An "atmospheric river," a long, narrow channel of atmospheric moisture that can produce heavy precipitation, has caused heavy winds and rain in states in the western US and the Rocky Mountains region.
According to the Weather Prediction Center, a wave of heavy rain or mountain snow is anticipated for the west and the US south on Thursday and may last through the end of the week.
Five people died in car crashes caused by downed trees from the storm, according to Oregon State Police, who said the system started flooding the western states of Washington and Oregon on Tuesday.
One incident involved a large tree falling onto the roof of a car on Highway 26 in Clatsop County on Tuesday, killing the driver, Justin Nolasco Pedraza, 19, and two passengers, a four-year-old child and Bonifacio Olvera Nolasco, 41. All three were discovered to be dead by first responders at the scene.
According to outage tracker PowerOutage . us, more than 70,000 customers were without power in Washington and Oregon as of Wednesday afternoon.
The Weather Prediction Center forecasts that the storm will "linger into the upcoming weekend.".
Rainfall in some locations could reach six inches (15 cm).
According to officials, Olympia, the capital of Washington state, experienced a record-breaking high tide of 18 point 4 feet (5 point 6 meters), which allowed marine life to enter the streets of the city.
On Twitter, a local journalist posted clips of jellyfish in flooded city streets and a citizen trying to save the creatures.
According to the Weather Prediction Center, as moist air moves eastward, heavy snow is also expected in the mountainous areas of the Sierra Nevada, Cascades, and Rockies.
While this is going on, some Canadians are still dealing with power outages brought on by the storm, including about 19,000 customers in the province of Quebec, according to public utility provider Hydro-Québec on Wednesday.
According to power provider Hydro One, there were still over 10,000 customers without electricity in Ontario.