Lake Erie Mostly Frozen Over; Worst of Lake Effect Snow is Over

With about 90 percent of Lake Erie now frozen over, residents in the "snow belt" can rest easy knowing that the worse of lake effect snow this season is now over with.

Kristen Schuler, a meterologist with the National Weather Service, commented that this means that the region has "made it over the hump" from the worst of the season's snow due to open lake waters. Whle weather systems moving into the area can still bring snow, lake effect snow won't be seen here til next winter.

Located in the heart of the snow belt, Chardon, Ohio, has already counted 95 inches of snow this winter.