W.V.'s Snowshoe Resort Gets 9 Inches Of Snow

SNOWSHOE, W.Va. (AP) - Winter has arrived a bit early and with a vengeance at some of West Virginia's highest elevations.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort on Monday reported 9 inches of snow from a weekend storm.

Snowshoe spokeswoman Laura Parquette said the snow began falling late Friday night, marking the earliest snowfall at the Pocahontas County resort since September 2006.

Four inches of snow had accumulated by Saturday and heavy snow resumed falling on Sunday night.

The resort doesn't plan to open up for ski season until Nov. 23. Snowmaking operations are scheduled to start on Nov. 1.

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