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Snow Ploughs October 26, 2015

Posted by anagasto in photography.
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Québec


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chasse_neige.jpg by Haypo under Art Libre license

I have never seen a snow plough as big as this.

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Salzburg

http://www.flensburg-online.de/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/salzburg-schneepflug.jpg
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The Pyrenees

http://loybcnmadveras.madteam.net/

A snow plow has turned turtle and is blocking the road for a long line of cars.

It could be a very dangerous situation, unless people are used to the mountains.
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New York


New York garbage truck adapted to pushing the snow off the street.

Photo published under CC Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License. at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nyc_snow_2003_3.jpg

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Hallowell

This used to be done by horses pulling  a big triangle made of wood.

Photo by Wallace released into public domain though also licensed under the CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hallowell_snow_truck.JPG .

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Missouri Interstate


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TowPLow_front_view2.JPG  photographed by Snowking1 published under CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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Washington

Snowplough in Washington, DC, photographed April 2003 in public domain http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Snowplow2.jpg

This is the most awe-inspiring snow plough. It looks big and heavy and old, but also christmassy and still going strong. Pushing the snow off the roads would be very hard work in some places.

Elsewhere, like here in central Spain, there is normally no work at all, but grandiose traffic jams. If ever there is a blizzard, things get dangerous, because there is little preparation, no experience, zero know-how.

The cell phone is the most helpful item telling police where people got snowed in or blocked by accidents.

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Grand Junction, Colorado

A grader plowing snow near Grand Junction, Colorado, photographed by dictouray publisahed at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:143h_ploughing.jpg under CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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http://www.landschaftspflege-schiffmann.de/images/fuhrpark/schneepflug.jpg

In some places the snow is expected to last only a few days or weeks.

They say in some places it  lasts all winter and ends up looking old and dirty.

And in some other places it becomes almost catastrophic and life-threatening:
from The Guardian: The Russian Winter

The mayor spends his time dreaming up snow-fighting schemes. In 2009 he proposed deploying jets to the skies outside Moscow to disperse snow-heavy clouds.

Every year it is a disaster– but it did help them against Napoleon first and later against Hitler.

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