GRAB YOUR SHOVEL

Photos: What five feet of snow looks like

A frigid arctic cold front bringing record cold temperature has blanketed the northern Unites States this week. Erie, Pennsylvania has been hit with more than 5 feet of snow since Christmas, a record accumulation, even for a city accustomed to heaps of “lake effect” snowfall.

As of today (Dec. 28) the snow has ceased, and the digging out has begun.

People dig out the path by their house after the record snowfall in Erie
Digging out a path to the house after the record snowfall in Erie on Dec. 26. (Instagram/@DANIELLESOFANCY via Reuters)
A resident walks north on Pine Ave as more snow falls after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie
A walk north on Pine Ave as more snow falls in Erie on Dec. 27. (Reuters/Robert Frank)
A general view of 1925 State Street after the record snowfall in Erie
Navigating State Street in Erie, after a record snowfall on Dec. 26. (Instagram/@BLJEFFERYS via Reuters)
Thomas Berry removes snow from the sidewalk in front of his home after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie
Thomas Berry removes snow from the sidewalk in front of his home in Erie on Dec. 27. (Reuters/Robert Frank)
Snow hangs from a rooftop after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie
More than one roof could hold in Erie. (Reuters/Robert Frank)
Brevillier Village Episcopal Community leaves a plea for the snow to stop in Erie
A plea from the Brevillier Village Episcopal Community in Erie. (Reuters/Robert Frank)
People are seen lying in the snow after the record snowfall in Erie
A place to rest after the record snowfall in Erie on Dec. 26. (Twitter/@TECHWORX_IO via Reuters)
A resident is out walking on 10th street after two days of record-breaking snowfall in Erie
Few took to the snow-covered streets of Erie. (Reuters/Robert Frank)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Hoth

A post shared by Will Grove (@willnonexistant) on

Most snow I’ve ever seen…and it’s not over yet #eriewinters

A post shared by ethanoertly (@ethanoertly) on

60 inches of snow and counting?? Sounds like a fun time!!!

A post shared by Millie & Irma (@millieandirma) on

Snowed in

A post shared by e.e. (@lisbethengel) on

home our picks popular latest obsessions search