Erie Smashes Snowfall Record With Flakes Still Falling
Snow continues to fall in Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas that already have seen a record amount of snow over the past few days.
The National Weather Service office in Cleveland says at least an additional 5 to 10 inches are expected through Wednesday.
The storm brought 34 inches of snow on Christmas Day, an all-time daily snowfall record for Erie.
I live just 10 mins outside of #Erie and this sign has never been more relevant and appropriate. 34 inches of snow inside 24 hours on Christmas Day and it’s not stop and more on the way this weekend. pic.twitter.com/SMGG7hiGlu— Bobby “where’s my new Apple Battery Case, Tim”🇺🇸 (@thatgeekdad) December 26, 2017
Another 24.5 inches fell by Tuesday night, bringing the total since Dec. 23 to more than 62.9 inches.
Erie has issued a snow emergency, citing "dangerous and impassable" roads. It's asking residents to stay off streets until the snow stops and roads can reopen.
State police and the state Department of Transportation are urging people to avoid travel, citing poor visibility and deteriorating conditions.