Can You Identify The U.S. City Just By How They Deal With Snow?
These cities have at least one thing in common: snow. But how do they deal with it?
Snow is hauled away to different sites around the city and dumped there where it could melt away.
Snow is hauled and stacked into one large empty publicly owned space. One year, this resulted in a large "mountain" of snow that became known as "Mount Midway" which didn't melt until May.
The city dumps snow at sites they call "snow farms" which are quickly filling up.
When there's not enough space to dump all of the snow after a huge snowstorm (make that 2), this city had to resort to plowing snow into its main river.
Some cities rarely get any snow so when they do, they aren't as prepared for it.
This city is usually one of the most prepared in the country for snowstorms, spending $700,000 in snow equipment, but it was no match for this rare pair of lake-effect snowstorms.
This city gets an average of 126 inches of snowfall each year but the snow is usually cleared fast and efficiently.
Dealing with snow is so important. Residents elect someone in charge of being the Road Agent, who deals with planning for snow events.
Planning starts well before the storm approaches. The state's Department of Transportation holds briefings every 12 hours. They make sure everyone is ready and that there is enough proper equipment. This state is known for high amounts of snowfall each year, so it's no surprise that it is one of the most prepared.