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A City In Pennsylvania Struggles Through 5 Feet Of Snow



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Even snow-hardened residents of a city in Pennsylvania were surprised.

Over Christmas, the National Weather Service reported that several feet of snow buried the city of Erie in Northwestern Pennsylvania, “smashing” local and state snowfall records, according to a report.  

The report added that majority  of the snow — 63.8 inches— fell on Monday and Tuesday, breaking the state’s record for most snow observed over a two-day period.

By Friday, it is estimated that an additional foot of snow will fall over the state.

“Lake-effect snow is a winter phenomenon where cold, arctic air blows over the still-warm Great Lakes, forming narrow bands of clouds that can dump heavy snow on nearby communities,” according to a report from Buzzfeed.

Erie officials have since declared a state of emergency and are encouraging motorists to stay off roads and highways, due to “an incredible amount of snow.”

“The City of Erie has declared a Snow Emergency. Roads are dangerous and impassable. This is an incredible amount of snow that we’re trying to move and appreciate resident cooperation. Residents should stay off of City of Erie streets until it stops snowing, and we can get the roads open. City plows have been out since the beginning of this storm, and we will continue to plow throughout the day today,” Erie emergency services posted on their Facebook.


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