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Photos: What five feet of snow looks like

  • Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon

Deputy Photo Editor

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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.

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Digging out a path to the house after the record snowfall in Erie on Dec. 26.
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A walk north on Pine Ave as more snow falls in Erie on Dec. 27.
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Navigating State Street in Erie, after a record snowfall on Dec. 26.
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Thomas Berry removes snow from the sidewalk in front of his home in Erie on Dec. 27.
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More than one roof could hold in Erie.
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A plea from the Brevillier Village Episcopal Community in Erie.
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A place to rest after the record snowfall in Erie on Dec. 26.
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Few took to the snow-covered streets of Erie.

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