Raw Video: Sandy dumps 16 inches of snow at Snowshoe Mountain

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. — Sandy on Monday night dumped 16 inches of snow on the Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia.

The National Weather Service was calling for another foot or foot-and-a-half of snow within 24 hours.

The resort was scheduled to open for the season on Dec. 8, but is now considering an earlier opening due to the new snow.

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More than 128,000 customers in West Virginia were without power Tuesday morning.

Authorities closed more than 45 miles of Interstate 68 on either side of the West Virginia-Maryland state line because of blizzard conditions and stuck cars.

The State Highway Administration in Maryland says the higher elevations in the western state have gotten more than a foot of snow since Monday afternoon, and it was still snowing at 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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