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Photos: Record-breaking 60-inch snowfall blankets Erie, Pennsylvania

By Ashley Williams, AccuWeather staff writer
December 28, 2017, 7:25:58 PM EST

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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.

Snow in front of Erie, PA, home

Snow is piled up outside of a home in Erie, Pennsylvania, after record snowfall. (Instagram photo/deecalabrese1)


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.


Snow in Erie, PA - Instagram photo: brittykitties

Erie, Pennsylvania, received more than 50 inches of snow on Christmas Day and Dec. 26. (Instagram photo/brittykitties)

Snow-covered car in Erie, PA - Instagram photo: bucksgirl

The top of a car in Erie, Pennsylvania, is coated with snow after record snowfall between Christmas Day and Dec. 26. (Instagram photo/bucksgirl)

Snow-covered street in Erie, PA - Instagram photo: justinslick

An Erie, Pennsylvania, resident walks down a snow-covered street. (Instagram photo/justinslick)

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Plowing snow in Erie, PA - Instagram photo: brounsley

An Erie, Pennsylvania, resident begins digging snow off the street following a record snowfall. (Instagram photo/brounsley)

Snow in Erie, PA - Instagram photo: bucksgirl

A shoveled path reveals how high the snow piled up in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Christmas Day and Dec. 26. (Instagram photo/bucksgirl)

Snow-covered car in Erie, PA - Twitter photo jerksa41

An Erie, Pennsylvania, resident opens his garage to find his car encased in snow on Dec. 26 after heavy snowfall. (Twitter photo/jerksa41)

Snowy highway in Erie, Pa - Instagram photo: frannym424

Record snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, impacted visibility for many travelers on Christmas Day. (Instagram photo/frannym424)



Snow outside of Erie, PA, home - Instagram photo: jdahlstrand125

Mounds of snow greeted an Erie, Pennsylvania, resident upon opening his door after record amounts of snow blanketed the city. (Instagram photo/jdahlstrand125)

Snow in Erie, PA - Photo: J.D. Baker

Snow blankets the ground and vehicles after record snow falls in Erie, Pennsylvania. (Photo/J.D. Baker)

Snow outside home in Erie, PA - Instagram photo: lkbdesign

Inches of snow are piled up outside a home in Erie, Pennsylvania. (Instagram photo/lkbdesign)

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