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Dec 8, 2012 3:10 PM by KPAX/KAJ Media Center

Record snowfall seen in Missoula

MISSOULA - Missoula residents sure are seeing white...lots of white.

The National Weather Service reports that Friday's snowfall set a record for the day.

NWS says 7.7 inches was recorded at Missoula International Airport, shattering the old record of 3.5 inches set in 1971.

Heavy snow fell all across Western Montana, including in Flathead County.

The National Weather Service reports nearly two feet of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours near Essex. That has U.S. Highway 2 down to one lane one mile north of Essex.

Around 10 inches of snow was reported near Libby, about eight inches of snow was reported near Creston and five inches was recorded near Condon and Heron.

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