Skip to comments.Cordova out of shovels as snow tops 15 feet
Posted on 01/11/2012 5:51:58 AM PST by thackney
An Alaska community blitzed by nearly 15 feet of snow was hit by another storm Tuesday and a new problem -- a shortage of shovels.
A spokesman for the city of Cordova said officials had tried Anchorage, Fairbanks and other cities and finally turned to a manufacturer for a special order.
"It's ironic, isn't it? The state of Alaska -- you'd think they'd be ahead of the game. It's those logistical things you just don't plan on, or you don't think is going to be an issue," said Allen Marquette by phone from the city on the east side of Prince William Sound.
The snow-weary city of 2,200 was promised new shovels to be manufactured Thursday and delivered two days later -- but it will be too late for the "couple more feet" of snow that touched down Tuesday, accompanied by winds of 25 to 40 mph and gusts to 55.
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LOL! I'm married to one and he always looks at the most difficult solution first. Has boggled my mind for 35 years! (and yes, I'm envoking bragging rights as to the longevity of my marriage. I've earned it! :D)
Probably harder selling solar panels in Alaska than air conditioners.
From your PDF.
Whittier AK. 300 lb/ft!!!
Whittier is a city in theValdez-Cordova Census Area, in the U.S. state ofAlaska.
Hard to believe Whittier is higher than Valdez.
Whittier gets about 257 inches per year of snow with a max of 401.
Valdez gets about 287 inches per year of snow with a max of 550.
Nobody really lives at Thompson pass ~25 miles east of Valdez but they average 552 inches of snow per year with a max of 974.
I can’t open the link...
See # 27.
Snowmobilers in the northeast would KILL for 10% of that on the ground right now...
I get the red X, I’ll try from home later. May be blocked at work.
10%? Yes, so would the folks in Cordova.
100% and you can’t get the sled out of the shed.
It’s a picture of a shelter cabin with a deep snow tower entrance.
Now you dun gone and spoiled the surprise for me...
I don’t know the area so it meant nothing to me.
and 300 lb/ft is a huge standard for snow load.
Wonder if Cordova typically gets less snow than Whittier AK?
Reminds me of North Dakota last winter...
So much for those "shovel-ready" projects Obama promised.