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Heavy Snow Accumulation in Urban Area.
Heavy Snow Accumulation in Urban Area.
A street in St. John's, Newfoundland, after a heavy snowfall in early 1987.

During winters with a succession of heavy snowfalls over a relatively short period (such as in early 1987), accumulations exceeding one metre lead to disruption and slowing of vehicular traffic in urban areas as snow clearing efforts are fully taxed. Such conditions also create difficulties for people on foot due to snow build up on sidewalks, which may force pedestrians on to narrow streets.

Reproduced by permission of Colin Banfield. ©1987.
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