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Photos: Hell hasn’t frozen over, but it is snowing in Las Vegas

Photos: Hell hasn’t frozen over, but it is snowing in Las Vegas
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The National Weather Service said Las Vegas’ 1.3 centimetres of snow late Wednesday was the first measurable snow on a Feb. 20 since record keeping started in 1937.

Forecasters say the snow accumulation could reach 7.6 cm by Friday on the western and southern outskirts of the city, but rain could reduce accumulation.

Las Vegas schools were open Thursday and the Nevada Highway Patrol said some areas had snow and ice but all freeways were open.

Snow falls on the Luxor hotel and casino Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP / AP

A dusting of snow covers an area along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. John Locher/AP / AP

A photographer uses an umbrella to protect his camera from snow as he takes photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign during a winter storm on February 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The light on top of Luxor Hotel and Casino illuminates snow falling during a winter storm on February 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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