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Major US city breaks snowfall record

 snow(AA) — The city of Boston broke its all-time snowfall record Sunday evening, according to the U.S. weather agency.

The National Weather Service recorded an additional 2.9 inches (7.4 centimeters) of snow as of 7 p.m. (GMT2300) in the city, bringing the seasonal total to 108.6 inches (275.8 centimeters).

The previous record was 107.6 inches (273.3 centimeters) during the 1995-96 season. Records have been kept since 1872.

“Share with family, and friends, Boston, you survived the snowiest winter on record!!!” the local office of the weather agency posted on its Facebook page.

This winter, the city has closed public schools eight times, seven of which were for snow and one for extreme cold.

Earlier in the season, heavy snow forced the city to postpone its parade for of the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl championship, originally set for Feb. 2. The parade took place two days later despite snow.

“Superbowls, World Series’, Stanley Cups, and snowfall records. We are truly a title city,” tweeted Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.