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Snowy roads send drivers spinning

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The snow has started in Vermont and it isn't expected to stop until Thursday afternoon. And this late-winter blast could rack up the highest snow totals of the season.

The storm was already causing traffic troubles Wednesday morning. Vermont State Police reported a number of crashes and spin-offs on Interstate 89. And driving conditions are expected to deteriorate throughout the day to near white-out conditions at times.

Brent Curtis from VTrans says road crews pre-treated roads, but it will be tough to keep up with the speed of the storm.

"As of midday today, the reports coming in show that there are fair winter driving conditions. In essence, what that means is drivers are going to experience the roadway to be partially if not totally covered by snow; intersections are going to be a little bit greasy because that kind of snow and sleet material will collect there. The surfaces will be in some places show some patchy ice, especially in the higher elevations. So that means drivers should slow down and be prepared to reduce their speed as they go about their day," Curtis said.

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