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A man stands on a porch roof of (Credit: Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

A man stands on a porch roof of a house buried in snow in Cordova, Alaska. (Jan. 7, 2012)

Alaska buried in snow

The worst winter anyone can remember in Alaska has piled snow so high people can't see out the windows, kept a tanker in ice-choked waters from delivering fuel on time and turned snow-covered roofs into sled runs.

Snow covers a street in the fishing town
(Credit: Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

Snow covers a street in the fishing town of Cordova, Alaska. (Jan. 7, 2012)

The harbor in the fishing town of Cordova,
(Credit: Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

The harbor in the fishing town of Cordova, Alaska. (Jan. 8, 2012)

People clear snow from the roof of the
(Credit: Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

People clear snow from the roof of the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department building. (Jan. 7, 2012)

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Snow envelops the high school in Cordova, Alaska.
(Credit: Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

Snow envelops the high school in Cordova, Alaska. (Jan. 8, 2012)

A member of the National Guard clears a
(Credit: Alaska National Guard)

A member of the National Guard clears a walkway of snow in Cordova, Alaska. There are currently 57 National Guardsmen helping citizens in the small town dig out from a series of winter storms. (Jan. 9, 2012)

A man stands on a porch roof of
(Credit: Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management)

A man stands on a porch roof of a house buried in snow in Cordova, Alaska. (Jan. 7, 2012)

A Kodiak, Alaska, city public works crew removes
(Credit: AP)

A Kodiak, Alaska, city public works crew removes a slushy berm from Shelikof Street. More than a foot of snow fell late Monday and early Tuesday and was topped by two-thirds of an inch of rainfall as temperatures rose. (Jan. 10, 2012)

A member of the National Guard clears snow
(Credit: Alaska National Guard)

A member of the National Guard clears snow from a building roof in Cordova, Alaska. (Jan. 9, 2012)

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