Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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15 Jan 2010 - The slopes at a Scottish resort closed on Friday, not because the snow was sparse, but rather there was too much of it, the resort's managers said.
Cairngorm Mountain in northeast Scotland - Britain's sixth highest mountain - has received 185cm (73 inches) of snow since Christmas in the worst bout of winter weather since the 1970s.
"The mountain and all facilities, access roads and car parks will be closed today to allow digging out after major drifting during the storm," said Colin Matthew, head of ski patrol.
Strong winds blew snow across access roads, creating snow drifts 15 feet- (4.6 meters) high.
The resort's snow ploughs could not get through the drifts and it had to
hire special heavy diggers.
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