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Mount Mitchell Begins to Dig out of Record 66 Inches of Snow

33861125After the weekend’s winter storm, Mount Mitchell in North Carolina is digging out of a whopping 66 inches of snow! The highest peak in the eastern U.S. bypassed its record snowfall of 50 inches from the Blizzard of 1993.

Snowfall started on Thursday with 8.5 inches reported. An additional 11 inches fell on Friday, at times coming down 4 or 5 inches in a single hour. But Saturday saw the highest amount of 41 inches. Snow pack has reached 6 feet in some areas because of the wind. Clean up efforts have crews pushing the snow from the road.

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