Biggest Snowstorm since 2007 Valentine’s Blizzard

This winter has now cracked the top-10 list for snowiest winters on record in Vermont. It’s continuing to fall in Burlington, leading to drifting and cancellations of schools and services throughout North and Central Vermont Monday.

As of 5 a.m., The National Weather Service in Burlington reported an accumulation of 16.9 inches of snow, that is good enough for the 17th largest snowstorm on record. That makes the total snowfall for the winter 115.4 inches- the 6th snowiest winter on record in Vermont. That total will increase as the snowfall total gets updated throughout the day. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 1 p.m. Monday. Flooding from ice jams is another major concern throughout the region.

This storm is making traveling conditions extremely difficult today. The Burlington Free Press reports I-89 northbound from Bolton to exit 12 in Williston is closed. Several trucks are stuck on French Hill on the highway, and at least two others have jackknifed. Many cars are off the road throughout the region.

The Free Press also reports that a water tank sprang a leak in Richmond overnight. Service has been cut off to 400 residents “indefinitely.”

Road crews and travelers stay safe out there today.

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