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Snow-weary Alaska town orders more shovels

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- When you're trying to clear out 15 feet of snow, a regular shovel just isn't going to cut it.

That's why city officials in Cordova, Alaska, have arranged with a Canadian company for a special order or large, scoop type shovels capable of moving a cubic foot of snow at a time.

Cordova has been buried in snow this winter, and officials are trying to dig out. The Alaska National Guard has sent about 70 people to help clear the city.

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