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Winter storm still impacting the region Tuesday night

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Tuesday may be the official last day of winter but it looks like here in Vermont the season's lingering a little longer.

"I was ready for spring but I guess mother nature wasn't," said Burlington resident Scout Hutchinson. She needs to get her station wagon off the road by 10 p.m. She thought she'd be done with the parking ban shuffle by now.

"It's definitely a hassle it cuts into your own schedule," Hutchinson said.

"I've seen my brothers do one of these things -- a kick like that -- and it's been coming up like plates of ice so it's a little bit helpful," says college student Hayley Perrone as she demonstrates her shoveling technique. She had never shoveled before Tuesday night. She's trying to make room for a friend who normally parks on the street. Despite the heavy lifting, she's hoping winter stays at least a few more days.

"I don't think we saw enough snow this winter," Perrone said. "So I'm really happy it started snowing in March and I'm really excited to hit the mountain on Thursday."

And she's in luck. Mountains across the state got dumped with snow. More than a foot fell atop Jay Peak and down in Killington skiers and riders will enjoy a fresh 11 inches on Wednesday morning.

It was an especially dangerous day for tractor trailers. Jackknifing was reported on Interstate 89 in Waterbury, I-91 in Springfield and on route 103 in Wallingford.

Snow was heaviest during the evening commute in some areas. In Saint Albans a car crashed into a telephone pole -- a scary scene but all 3 passengers are expected to be okay.

"There was substantial damage to the front of the vehicle. When we arrived all three passengers were out, standing so it looks like they got lucky," said a St. Albans first responder.

Road crews did their best to keep up -- as the snow came down.

"This is a marathon storm not a sprint where you get a heavy dumping and it's done. it's dragging out over 24-30 hour period," said Scott Rogers with Vermont Agency of Transportation.

Snow will continue to fall overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. As temperatures continue to drop overnight, officials say the roads will become slippery and drivers should allow extra time for their morning commutes.

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