Towns in Alaska must be used to getting a lot of snow, right?  Not this much.  A spokesman for one Alaska city calls it ironic that they need snow shovels right now.  A lot of them.

FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports:

A woman who answered the phone at Cordova City Hall said the city spokesman was running late.  He was still "digging out," as she put it.  More than a dozen feet of snow have fallen in the past couple of weeks, and they were in need of shovels, but are getting some help now.

(National Guard official) "This is an opportunity for us just to show the true mission of the National Guard."

Officials are keeping tabs on municipal buildings that are in danger of having their ceilings cave in.

Another Alaska town, the small city of Nome, is waiting for a Russian tanker to deliver fuel.

Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.

So what does a dozen-plus feet of snow look like?  WATCH more about the digging out in Alaska HERE:

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