Storm leaves up to 2 feet of snow in Windham County
Green Mountain Power shared this photo on Facebook during the height of the post-storm power restoration efforts. Even a West Dover firetruck was no match for the heavy snow that hammered Windham County’s higher elevations.

Storm leaves up to 2 feet of snow in Windham County

Five days ahead of the winter solstice, Vermont got its first major snowstorm of the season.

A nor'easter on Dec. 16 and 17 brought between 10 and 26 inches of snow to Windham County, with the most snow falling on the highest elevation towns.

Snow totals from the storm in Windham Country as reported to the National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y. ranged from about 11 inches in West Brattleboro and Rockingham, to 13 inches in West Halifax, 14 inches in Townshend, 15 inches in Westminster, 16.5 inches in Putney, 17.8 inches in Marlboro, and 26 inches in Wilmington.

At the height of the storm on Dec. 16, Green Mountain Power reported that more than 100,000 customers throughout the state were without power as the heavy, wet snow weighed down trees and power lines, particularly in the towns in the western part of Windham County.

Early in the morning of Dec. 19, GMP's online outage center estimated that more than 800 households in Windham County were still without power. By Tuesday, all power in the county had been restored.

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