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  • Op-Ed Columnist: You Think Your Winter Was Rough?
    Through frostbite, blizzards and frozen rivers, Shawn Forry and Justin Lichter did what seemed impossible: hiking from Canada to Mexico on the Pacific Crest Trail in winter.
    By Nicholas Kristof.  International Herald Tribune.  Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:21:22 GMT.
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  • Afghan avalanches cut off 3 northern districts
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) " Avalanches have cut off at least three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan, the head of a disaster relief agency said Tuesday, a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their ...
    New Zealand Herald.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:10:14 +1200.
  • Snow closes schools and hits travel
    Heavy snow falls close a small number of schools and affects driving conditions in some parts of Scotland.
    BBC News.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:26:35 GMT.
  • Snow and ice hits roads and schools
    More than 40 schools across counties Londonderry and Tyrone are closed as snow and ice made travel treacherous.
    BBC News.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:12:28 GMT.
  • In February snow, buyers want 4x4s
    So February U.S. auto sales came in lower than the forecasters figured just a week or two ago. Well yeah! Snow days.  Tue, 3 Mar 2015 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Ask Real Estate Ronda Kaysen: Snow Removal; Windows in Co-ops; and Building Permits
    This week’s topics: snow removal from terraces; the responsibility for windows in co-ops; and building permit rules for rent-stabilized buildings.
    International Herald Tribune.  Sat, 28 Feb 2015 15:00:03 GMT.
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  • At Least 200 Dead in Afghan Avalanches
    Afghanistan is struggling to reach people trapped and injured by a string of avalanches caused by heavy snow in recent days. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:01:21 -0500.
  • Avalanches kill 186 in Afghanistan
    More than 180 people have been killed in north Afghanistan in some of the worst avalanches there for 30 years, officials said on Feb. 26, with heavy snow set to last for two more days after an unusually dry winter led to fears of drought
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:54:00 +0200.
  • Avalanches Kill More Than 100 Afghans
    Avalanches have claimed more than 100 lives in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan. More heavy snow is forecast for the coming days, and there are fears of a humanitarian crisis. (Reuters)
    Radio Liberty.  Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:07:00 +0000.
  • Red Light Cameras Needed For Snow Removal
    Based on the comments I received the last time I posted about red light cameras, I know few things get readers as angry as the robots many state and local governments use to catch speeders, stop sign runners and other traffic miscreants.
    By Stan Collender.  Forbes.  Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:00:00 GMT.

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