A small Alaskan town is buried in snow, as much as 15 feet in certain parts of the town, according to locals. “This is really unusual. People who have lived here their whole lives have never seen this much snow,” Cordova resident Cathy Long told ABCNews.com. “It’s crazy. We love snow here but this is kind of crazy amounts of it.”
Photos provided by: Cordova Buzz
Long said that businesses closed early on Thursday and school was canceled today.
“It came so fast, one day after another. There were two feet and then four more the next day and then two more the next day,” Long said. “The pile guys were working around that clock and couldn’t keep up.”
Cordova is a commercial fishing town located on the Prince William Sound. The population of the town is about 2,400 people.
The snow in the images combines snowfall with drifts, plowing pile-ups and snow that has been pushed off of the tops of roofs.
“It’s gotten to the point where they don’t have any place to put the snow anymore,” Long said. “Alley ways are just snow dumps because they push snow off the top of the buildings.”
Long’s blog, Cordova Buzz, has been following what she calls “Cordova Snowpocalypse 2012.” She said that, luckily, no one in the town has been injured.
As of Monday, the snow had stopped in Cordova giving residents a chance get their bearings and work on clean-up.
“Today is a good day to have a reprieve so we can dig ourselves out,” Long said. “The town is still recovering. It’s going to take a long time to clean up.”