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Possible snow record

Published 3:09 PM ET, Wed March 11, 2015
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The village of Capracotta, Italy, had 100.8 inches of snow on Thursday, March 5, according to MeteoWeb. The total will be a world record if confirmed by weather authorities. Courtesy www.meteoweb.eu
A man digs a tunnel through the snow that fell in Capracotta. Courtesy www.meteoweb.eu
The village is home to about 1,000 residents and often gets huge snowfalls because of its altitude, its vulnerability to storms and its location near the Adriatic Sea. Courtesy www.meteoweb.eu
The village of Pescocostanzo, some 21 miles away, got only 94.5 inches, according to reports. Courtesy www.meteoweb.eu