Snowdrifts so deep that snowmobilers dangerously close to overhead power lines

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Snowdrifts so deep 
that snowmobilers dangerously close 
to overhead power lines

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24 Jan 08 - Residents of Nunavut, Canada, on the western Shores of Hudson Bay, are digging their way out after a week of blizzards. Although it’s not unusual for this region to suffer from blizzards which can last a few days, a meteorologist for Environment Canada said that seven days in a row was ""one for the books"".

The communities of Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove and Baker Lake were effectively cut off as low pressure lingered across the region bringing heavy snow falls, strong winds and with temperatures in some areas dipping below -30C (-22F).

Snowdrifts are said to have got so deep that snowmobilers ventured dangerously close to overhead power lines. Food stores in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region were bare with no means of fresh supplies being delivered.

More snow and high winds are forecast for today (Thursday).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/news/24012008news.shtml
Thanks to Mark Kennedy for this link




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