Heavy snow causes outages, messy commute

Heavy, wet snow is falling Tuesday morning, creating visibility issues.
Published: Apr. 19, 2022 at 6:02 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2022 at 8:55 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Heavy, wet snow on Tuesday created power outages at homes, businesses and even hospitals, and some rough road conditions.

The snow will mix with rain and accumulate for our region’s first snowfall this April.

There are thousands of power outages. There are only a few school closings and delays reported because many schools are on spring break.

The classic reminders are going to stand, so make sure to give yourself a little extra time, and give those around you plenty of space.

Some are welcoming the last-minute flakes like ski resorts.

Jay Peak Resort says they are excited about the potential for double-digit accumulation. Whiteface over in New York says they plan to open back up this weekend.

Snow continues to fall Tuesday, creating power outages at homes, businesses and even hospitals, and some rough road conditions.

However, others are ready to call it quits.

“Absolutely crazy. My wife just got back from Florida and coming back up here thinking about snow It’s not my favorite. It’s one day. It’s supposed to be OK again on Wednesday,” said Roger Johnson of Burlington.

“We’re driving, and it’s always a little more relaxing to drive when there is no snow on the ground,” said George Oestreich of Newport, Rhode Island. “Not that I don’t like snow, but this time of year I hope I don’t see it.”

“It’s a little weird I guess, but I guess I do love snow, so I don’t know how I feel about it yet. We’ll see how I feel about it when it happens,” said Matthew Morgan of Burlington.

“We’re used to it because we are in Vermont. It’ll be gone by the next day,” said Lisa Goetz of Burlington.

Several crashes were reported across the state, so take it slow, and if you have nowhere to go, it’s best to stay home.

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