A heavy snowfall slammed New England on Wednesday bringing the total snowfall for winter to record levels. The dangerous snow load has kept roofing contractors and homeowners busy. The 7.6 inches recorded today in Burlington, Vermont pushed the official snowfall past the February record of 34.3 inches and the winter record from December, January and February of 96.9 inches. Concord, New Hampshire has set the record for the snowiest December, January and February on record with 97.5 inches. Caribou, Maine has seen 144.5 inches this season, putting it on pace to break the record of 181.1 for the entire winter season. Snow also blew across the Ohio Valley on Wednesday and farther south, closing schools in parts of Ohio, Kentucky, middle and eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.
Several inches of snow fell in the mountains of North Carolina by Wednesday evening. The snow has been followed by cold Arctic air. Some relief is expected by the weekend.