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So when will it melt?
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Where IS this snow ? Can't be in Alaska. That's not exactly one of our burning issues up here.

--Ron in AK
Posted By Bryan Smith on 02/17/2008 8:50 PM
You Shovel the snow ron?

I have the driveway and parking way plowed as needed and shovel snow as well, including off the flatter roofs when required, but this is a low-precipitation area. The issue here is not snow accumulation, it is the length and severity of the winter. Mostly it is the cold we deal with here, which really doesn't go away until mid-April or later. 
Posted By ThinkerT on 02/17/2008 11:46 PM
By now Ron's cats have firmly expressed their views that this whole 'winter' thing has gone on long enough and have cat sized cases of 'cabin fever'...and likely, so do the adults....
By now EVERYONE up here--man and beast alike--have cabin fever big-time. It IS nice that the sun is out so much longer now and actually produces some warmth at mid-day ! However, that ice is going to be around for awhile and the river is thick with it. It appears that most of the Klutina is frozen all the way to the river bed.
Posted By mhutson on 02/20/2008 4:59 AM
I think I've got y'all beat.  This was taken on my mainline yesterday - the black thing is one of my GP9's.  The snow is about 5' deep at this point.

Matt Hutson
near Gunnison, CO
SOMEONE did some impressive digging to keep THAT railroad line going. Now THAT'S dedication !
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Posted By mhutson on 02/20/2008 11:49 AM
Well, it's either shovel madly or forget about running trains for another two months. I've got freight to move! Besides, it's good exercise. ;)" />

Like I said, that's true dedication. Meanwhile up here a warm spell sat on us long enough to melt much of what snow we had. Large portions of my elevated track are now free of snow in February. Amazing ! (From a low of minus 55 to a high of about plus 44 within a few days). 
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