Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Snow Dumper

The Snow Dumper

A few days ago I showed you a photo from a supermarket in Västerhaninge where a parking lot had been turned into a snow dumping site. Today as I walked down Mulsta road in Tungelsta (heading for the old tree), there was suddenly a lot of traffic on the normally quiet road. I counted around ten trucks passing me. All filled with snow. So in the next few days (or weeks), the open fields around Nedersta will be filled with even more snow. If you follow this link you can see the fields without the snow. The truck on the top photo is unloading the snow exactly where my bike is parked. I guess this is a good place to dump the snow, and hopefully they have the permission from the farmer (or perhaps from one of his daughters), at Nedersta to do so. There are a few ski tracks here, and who knows, if the snow pile gets high enough maybe they can create a slalom course here, (poor joke of the day). And I'm guessing it will be a few months before all the snow will be gone.

9 comments:

Jarart said...

They could use some of that in Vancouver right about now, I think.;)

Olivier said...

c'est vraiment impressionnant....;)

Luis Gomez said...

That is exactly what we need around here! ;)

MrsLittleJeans said...

At least we know that the snow will disappear and beautiful fields will replace them! I probably would build something with it, an igloo, if I had time. Nice photo!

Jacob said...

What I'm wondering is what happens to all that snow when it melts...where does the water go...I know in some areas in the US, a large snowfall means terrible floods in the spring.

Gunn said...

You might have people working for the council who are following your blog..... and they thought it was time to start doing something..... (?)
Nice "action shot"

Steffe said...

That's true Jarart. A little too warm over there at the moment. I think the fields can take it. And there's a stream running through here as well. But I guess time will tell!

I hope so Gunn. This area will change dramatically soon. A new railtrack is planned nearby, as are a few bridges and possibly a gigantic horse racing arena.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Ten trucks full of snow - that's impressive. Some clever person needs to figure out something to do with all that extra snow!
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brattcat said...

I love the bold color of the truck bed in this deceptively simple composition.