2009-03-05 / Local & State

Erie Approaching Season-Record For Snowfall

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Erie is closing in fast on a season record for snowfall.

So far this year, the city in northwestern Pennsylvania has seen nearly 142 inches of snow - that's just under 12 feet.

Erie needs approximately seven more inches to set a new record, which currently stands at just over 149 inches. That mark was set in the winter of 2000-01.

The forecast for the next week doesn't call for any significant snowfall for the region. But National Weather Service meteorologist Marty Mullen says there's still plenty of time to break the record.

March typically brings more than 11 inches of snow to the region.

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