A whole lot of snow

This image by the National Aeronautics Space Administration's (NASA) Terra Satellite of this week's nor'easter dipicts the storm has having the same comma shape as a hurricane. The storm's low- pressure center was centered over Cape Cod Massachusetts, NASA stated Wednesday.

Southern Vermont is digging out the most today from Wednesday’s winter storm. Wilmington got hammered with 36 inches, Readsboro was blanketed with 30, and Brattleboro picked up 19 (according to snow totals reported to WCAX Channel 3). Over 230 schools were closed in the region, as reported by Vermont Public Radio. 

The edge of the storm reached into some of the Northern sections of Vermont, delivering a greater amount of snow then was anticipated. Burlington saw nine inches of accumulation, while Morrisville tacked up 12.5 inches over in Lamoille County. The Northeast Kingdom and Northern Vermont along the Canadian Boarder missed the bulk of the snow- Island Pond tallied just two inches from the latest nor’easter.

WCAX reporter Molly Smith rode with Tom Hart of Rutland City’s Public Works Department while he plowed yesterday to clean up from the storm. Check out the feature from last night’s newscast.

Some things to remember after a significant snow storm as we all dig out today:

  • Make sure all vents around your home or apartment are clear to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Don’t over exert yourself while shoveling. You don’t want to add an injury to the inconvenience the storm may have caused.
  • Check with your elderly family members and neighbors to see if they need any assistance.  
  • Be aware of any parking bans that may be in effect.

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