Weather & Natural Disasters

Here's what a record-breaking 5 feet of snowfall looks like

Thomas Berry removes snow from the sidewalk in front of his home after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
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Record-breaking snow piled up in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday after two days of snowfall that had already surpassed 5 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

The 34 inches that fell on Christmas Day alone was a new record for a single day in Erie, the NWS said. The storm also broke the 59-year-old record for two-day snowfall recorded anywhere in Pennsylvania.

No residents of Erie have been publicly reported as being injured in the storm.

—Reuters contributed to this report.

White skies

A resident walks north on Pine Ave as more snow falls after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
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A resident walks north on Pine Avenue as snow continues to fall.

Car trouble

People help dig out a car from a parking spot after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
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Erie residents help to dig out a car from a parking spot.

Frozen over

Mike Ion blows snow off of his pickup truck after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
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Mike Ion blows snow off of his pickup truck.

Snowy roofs

Snow hangs from a rooftop after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017
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Snow hangs from a rooftop.

Winter extremes

Jeff Strum removes snow off of his car after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
Robert Frank | Reuters

Jeff Strum removes snow off of his car.

Snow everywhere

Thomas Berry removes snow from the sidewalk in front of his home after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
Robert Frank | Reuters

Thomas Berry removes snow from the sidewalk in front of his home.

Enveloped in white

A snow plow removes snow after two days of record-breaking snowfall that had already surpassed 5 feet (1.5 meters), breaking city and state records, according to the National Weather Service in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
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A snow plow attempts to remove the 5-foot snow.