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Perfect storm:

Petersburg sees record snowfall, power outage, and broken water main in one day


December 23, 2021

Chris Basinger / Petersburg Pilot

Borough crews used an excavator and pumps to try to uncover the source of the rushing water.

Petersburg residents took up shovels, flashlights, and rain boots Tuesday in a day that saw freshly fallen snow followed by a power outage and a broken water main flooding the streets of town.

8.5 inches of snow fell Tuesday, setting a new record for most snowfall on December 21 of any year.

So far, Petersburg has accumulated a total of 74.3 inches of snow this winter according to the National Weather Service, well above the average for this point in the season of 21.3 inches.

While people outside were dealing with the snow, the people still inside soon faced another challenge.

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