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Sandy delivers West Virginia unexpected blizzard

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Fall color is muted by snow on Interstate 68 on Oct. 30, in Preston County, W. Va.

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A snow-stuck freight truck is hooked up by a large tow truck in Garrett County, western Maryland on Oct. 30.

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Joe and Linda Bays shovel snow in front of their home in Beckley, W.Va. on Oct. 30.

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An ambulance is stuck in over a foot of snow off of Highway 33 West, near Belington, W.Va. on Oct. 30.

Superstorm Sandy buried parts of West Virginia under more than a foot of snow on Tuesday, cutting power to at least 265,000 customers and closing dozens of roads, according to the Charleston Gazette.

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 person walks through snow on Oct. 30 in Belington, W.Va.

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Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening on a destructive and deadly path across the Northeast.