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Helsinki still copes with last winter’s snow

With just a month or so to go before the first crystal-like flakes fall from the sky, the City of Helsinki is still waiting for some of last winter’s snow to melt. A massive stockpile of snow at the Maununneva landfill site still stands up to ten metres high. Fresh snow cannot be dumped there until the old has finally melted away.

Image: YLE

Fresh snow from the coming winter will be taken to a site near Sompasaari and to other makeshift landfills set up on fields.

Ville Alatyppö, Project Manager at the city’s building department, says he hopes new alternative landfill sites can soon be found.

After last winter’s catastrophe in dealing with record snow levels, the city is searching for ways to prevent its streets from choking again under the white frozen mass.

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