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By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – A snowstorm that started on Christmas Eve dropped more than five feet of snow in just three days on Erie, Pennsylvania, and more flakes are in the forecast.

2 Christmas Storm Buries Pennsylvania City Under 5 Feet Of Snow

(credit: CBS)

Erie’s latest total from the National Weather Service was 63.8 inches as of 7 a.m. on Dec. 27. The snow closed Erie’s airport and shut down most all travel.

It was caused by the ‘lake-effect’ which is where winds blow across the warmer waters of the Great Lakes and help to produce localized bands of intense snow.

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A husky is buried in deep snow. (credit: CBS)

Several local and state records have been broken by this snow event.

16 Christmas Storm Buries Pennsylvania City Under 5 Feet Of Snow

(credit: NWS Cleveland)

Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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