23 inches of snow falls at Snowshoe [Video]

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. -- Parts of West Virginia and some neighboring states observed blizzard conditions on Tuesday as wet snow and high winds spun off the edge of superstorm Sandy.

The National Weather Service reports a foot or more of snow in lower elevations of West Virginia, while some mountain areas received more than two feet.

A spokesperson with the Snowshoe Mountain Resort said the ski resort is considering opening early this year as they had received 23 inches of snow by Tuesday evening.

A blizzard warning for more than a dozen counties is in effect until Wednesday afternoon.

West Virginia's governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, says the roofs of at least three homes collapsed Tuesday under the weight of heavy snow.  No injuries were reported.


Authorities closed nearly 50 miles of Interstate 68 on either side of the West Virginia-Maryland state line for hours early today because of blizzard conditions and stuck vehicles.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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