Melting Snow from an Engine
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Melting Snow from an Engine

In the Condition 1 storm on Monday, 13 April 2009, the high winds and heavy snow combined to pack snow in and around exposed vehicles - including under the hood, enveloping the engine and other mechanical parts. After the storm, a service truck from VMF went around to the vehicles that were worst hit and used a truck-mounted heater, with a flexible duct to direct the heat, to melt the snow from the engine compartments so that the vehicles could be made serviceable again.

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Photo; © Alan Light - This Picture is in the public domain

Tags: Antarctica, Ross Island, day after Condition 1 storm, day after 14 inches of snow, pickup truck, Truck 102, clearing snow, flexible duct, Building 136, FEMC, Observation Hill, Observation Hill, cargo containers, telephone poles, power lines,