Man shovels huge pile of snow in Alaskan coastal town of Cordova.
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Alaskan town 'buried' in snow

A state of emergency has been declared in an Alaskan town which is all but buried in snow.

More than 5m (16.5ft) has settled on Cordova. The snow began falling in November and now the city of Nome, cut off by the ice, is running short of fuel.

The BBC's North America correspondent Peter Bowes reports.

  • 11 Jan 2012
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