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Fierce storm bring 30ins of snow

A fierce storm is raking northern New England upstate New York with heavy rain, coating other areas in ice and dumping as much on 30 inches of snow on the winter-weary region.

Officials in northern Vermont on Monday closed a 10-to-12-mile stretch of Interstate 89 that was blanketed in snow. Meteorologist Bruce Taber says 21.4 inches of snow had fallen at Burlington International Airport as of 10 a.m. Monday, and the snow will continue falling through the early afternoon.

Taber says it's now the fifth-snowiest winter on record in Burlington at 119.5 inches.

Upstate New York was blitzed by more than 2 feet of snow, freezing rain and 30 mph winds.

Scores of schools and state offices were closed throughout the region, and more than 50,000 utility customers lost power.

Dave Jacobs tries to shovel out his car so he could head to Mad River ski area today in Montpelier, Vt. The National Weather Service says the winter storm that's whacking northern Vermont is going to be one for the record books. Meteorologist Bruce Taber says 20.6 inches of snow has fallen at the Burlington International Airport and it's supposed to keep snowing through the early afternoon. He says some parts of northern Vermont could get up to 30 inches of snow. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

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Published March 07, 2011 at 12:00 am (Updated March 07, 2011 at 11:48 am)

Fierce storm bring 30ins of snow

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