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October 30, 2012
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A student walks across the lawn at Davis & Elkins College as the snow started falling hard in Elkins, W. Va., on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

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Snow plows thunder through the mountains of West Virginia as the superstorm begins it’s raking of the region, Monday evening, Oct. 29, 2012. In the higher elevations of the mountains there could be from 2-3 feet of snow and blizzard conditions thru Tuesday.

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An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in Belington, W.Va. Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 264,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. At least one death was reported. The storm not only hit higher elevations hard as predicted, communities in lower elevations got much more than the dusting of snow forecasters had first thought from a dangerous system that also brought significant rainfall, high wind gusts and small-stream flooding.

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A vehicle travels a freshly plowed road Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, after superstorm Sandy moved through Elkins, W.Va. Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 243,000 customers and closing dozens of roads. At least one death was reported.

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Tractor trailer traffic was halted along Interstate 68 in Frostburg, Md., Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2012 due to the storm. Wet snow and high winds spinning off the edge of superstorm Sandy spread blizzard conditions over parts of West Virginia and neighboring Appalachian states Tuesday. Authorities closed nearly 50 miles of Interstate 68 on either side of the West Virginia-Maryland state line because of blizzard conditions and stuck cars. Eastbound lanes in Maryland ere later reopened.