Spring Snow and Sleet Fall on Vermont

Winter conditions remain into late April

In Vermont, winter just won't give up, even though the calendar says it's spring.

On Route 7 in Charlotte Tuesday morning, road spray made visibility poor, but the wet snow wasn't sticking to paved surfaces.

At Middlebury College, Marquise McGraw was snapping selfies in the snow after wrapping up an economics class he teaches, betting his friends in New York City will be surprised to see it's still snowing where he now lives.

"It's May on Sunday and I was expecting sunshine and 70 degrees," McGraw said, smiling. "That's not this. But this is okay. One last hurrah for winter!"

Communities at higher elevations, such as Duxbury, were expecting more accumulation than the valleys.

"We never really got to ski this year, so maybe we'll get back out there a little bit," said Sola Farquhar, a Middlebury College senior.

Cold-loving skiers and riders made a beeline to Killington Resort, eager to enjoy the waning days of the 2015-2016 ski season with some fresh snow to make late-April feel more like the heart of winter.

"I could have this year-round and be pretty happy," said Alicia Titzmann, a snowboarder who hit the slopes during her lunch break from work. "Moved here to Killington because of the late season, and I guess this year, we're getting a few surprises!"

"I'm glad it's snowing this time of year, because I'm not ready to stop skiing yet," added skier James Osler of Stamford, Connecticut, who was at Killington Tuesday. "I thought we'd get more snow today but I'll take what we can get at this point, because the season has not been that good at all."

In Rutland, Tuesday morning brought a sloppy mix of sleet and rain.

Meals on Wheels driver Patty West thought she'd be done with this nastiness by now, but her mission of nutrition and visits with Rutland seniors has her out in all elements.

"A lot of people depend on us," West said, adding the conditions were not going to keep her from her appointed rounds.

Snow totals varied around the state, and depended a lot on elevation. Many communities saw two to four inches, but the central Vermont community of Williamstown reported more than five.

Of course, any snowfall this late in the year likely will not last long at all. Vermont's expecting warmer temperatures and sunnier skies over the next several days.

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