Winter storm closes many schools, leaves region to dig out

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Wednesday's snowstorm closed hundreds of schools across the region and left many to dig out of their driveways and get to work.

It looked like a ghost town in downtown White River Junction Wednesday morning. However, the plow trucks and sidewalk cleaners were out in force.

There were also few folks out and about braving the elements, as other shoveled the snow away from the front of their businesses.

"Got a text this morning from our boss who is stuck in traffic. We got to make sure the theater is scooped out so it can start at ten. It's good exercise. It works with my New Year's resolution... It is very heavy. More than we anticipated, I think," said Hannah Ferguson of White River Junction.

And for those who are moving the snow by hand, back injuries can occur with heavy shoveling. Doctors say to lift with your legs, not your back.