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

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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.
Robert Frank | Reuters

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 Avenue as snow continues to fall.

    A resident walks north on Pine Ave as more snow falls after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
    Robert Frank | Reuters
  • Car trouble

    Erie residents help to dig out a car from a parking spot.

    People help dig out a car from a parking spot after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
    Robert Frank | Reuters
  • Frozen over

    Mike Ion blows snow off of his pickup truck.

    Mike Ion blows snow off of his pickup truck after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017.
    Robert Frank | Reuters
  • Snowy roofs

    Snow hangs from a rooftop.

    Snow hangs from a rooftop after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2017
    Robert Frank | Reuters
  • Winter extremes

    Jeff Strum removes snow off of his car.

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

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

    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
  • Enveloped in white

    A snow plow attempts to remove the 5-foot snow.

    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.
    Robert Frank | Reuters