Digging snow tunnels is now a thing

Digging snow tunnels is now a thing
Mia Fitzharris

Our friends to the north in Canada have become experts on finding unique ways to deal with piles of snow this winter.  One innovative snow engineer, Marcel Landry of Prince Edward Island, dug an impressive snow tunnel in front of his home to get to his car.  He told CBC News: “Instead of shoveling the whole thing out and getting the wind to fill it back in, I just started digging in and in following the path, and eventually I found the car. This took about 6½ hours.” He says he was driven by boredom and cabin fever:

It’s not just Canadians who are using the tunnel technique. A team of shovelers in Boston noticed that a popular bike path, the Wellington Greenway, was blocked by a giant snow pile. It cut off access for hikers and bikers, and even halted commuters from getting to the nearby T stop, so they got to work to fix the problem with a tunnel. After 10 hours of digging, the crew, headed up by Ari Goldberger and his friend Shadron Davis, completed an impressive 40-foot tunnel enabling access for anyone brave enough to travel through it:

Davis told BDC Wire: “I’m somewhat in disbelief that we completed it.”
No word on how safe it is to use the tunnel, and whether or not the local Public Works department will shut it down.