14 January 2011

Snow Clearance - Tidying Up

Snow Sweeping Redux
We've had a period of "better" weather in Copenhagen, where the temperatures have hovered around freezing, including a couple of days of around 3 degrees. The snow, as snow does when the air is above zero - started to melt. It's still there but there is less of it.

In some regions of the country the temperature rose to a tropical 7 degrees and the sudden thaw caused floods on farms and in houses. Fortunately, not so here in the capital.

I was heading into the city centre yesterday and came across a bike lane snow sweepr muscling along the bike lane in the City of Frederiksber. The snow had long been cleared but not to the entire width of the bike lane. Now that the pressure is off city maintenence staff because of no recent snowfalls, there is time for the city to tidy up a bit and try to return to status quo.

The snow sweeper was tackling the remaining snow and widening the bike lane to it's normal width.
Snow Sweeping Redux 02
And it was nice to see the big boy out getting busy on the frozen snow drifts. It ain't the bad ass The Snow Slinger, but it's good to see.