How You Maintain an Airport with 25 Feet of Snowfall a Year

I just thought this was cool.  How does an airport stay operational when it gets 25 feet of snow a year?  The Houghton County Memorial Airport has this down.

According to the Upper Michigan Source:

“We’ll plow it off, get our numbers for the airline. Then, typically, we have to fuel the jet by that time, and we’ll do another assessment of the runway right before they leave,†he explained. “We’ll start blowing snow, and then usually by nine o’clock, it’s time to start the whole process again for the afternoon flight.

For a view of the actual process, check out this video:


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