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.