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Snowfall totals shattered records in Erie, Pennsylvania, as snow covered much of the northeastern United States on Christmas.
From 7 p.m. on Dec. 24 to 7 p.m. Dec. 26, Erie had received 60.5 inches of snow, which shattered numerous records for the city. Nearly all of this snow fell on Monday and Tuesday.
“This is now the biggest two-day snow total on record for Pennsylvania, besting the old record of 44 inches, which was set in Morgantown from March 20-21, 1958,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Bill Deger said.
Many Erie residents woke up on Tuesday to piles of snow in front of their homes or vehicles blanketed in thick coatings of snow.
The record-breaking snowfall impacted visibility for some drivers and caused Erie International Airport to cancel arriving and departing flights by Christmas evening.
Remarkably, snow hasn’t finished falling over Erie just yet, said Deger.
“A chilly flow over Lake Erie will produce more snow for the city at varying intensities through Wednesday, and they could get another 1 to 2 feet of snow through midweek,” he said.
Got a snow day in Erie, PA! This is where I work! Snow up to my waist! pic.twitter.com/U4Tn8V2h0J— Michael Ploszkiewicz (@Mikeplos) December 26, 2017
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