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74 Inches of Snow in Anchorage So Far

Alaska's biggest city, Anchorage, has already received 74 inches of snow this season. Normally, the city receives 68 inches for an entire city, but they still have four months to go. A maintenance official has said that the city's 100 snow-removal workers will have to work 10-hour shifts six days a week for the next two months just to clear the streets. The Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-snow27jan27,1,5490433.story?coll=la-headlines-nation&ctrack=1&cset=true has said after several years of low-snow winters, all the snow is welcomed.

MSNBC http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16829638/ has reported on all of the homeowners' demanding that their roofs be cleared before the ice and snow causes damage and forces water through the ceiling. They say this strange weather could be due to a shift in the jet stream.

Both articles used an editorial approach in the lead. MSNBC offered a lot more quotes through-out the entire article, giving me an idea of how people living in Anchorage feel about all the snow.