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Alaska's largest city eyes snow record
Alaska's largest city just a few inches from setting new record for seasonal snowfall
By The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ' Even by Alaska standards, this winter is unusual for the hardy residents of the state's largest city.

Near-record snowfall has buried Anchorage neighborhoods, turning streets into canyons. The weight of the snow has collapsed the roofs of some buildings, including a large church. Moose are fleeing into the city to get away from too-deep snow.

And the city dumps are close to overflowing with snow that may not melt entirely before next winter.



Love or hate it, some residents are hoping for more, at least another 3.3 inches. Then they could say they made it through the winter when the nearly 60-year record of 132.6 inches was broken.


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