Photos: Duluth residents dig out from nearly two feet of snow

Blizzard drops 20+ inches of snow in Duluth
Bob Hill inches forward slowly while clearing the walkway in front of his house on Sunday in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood. "A one-way ticket sounds really good right now," Hill said about the storm.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News

Residents of Duluth and much of northeastern Minnesota spent Sunday digging out after a winter storm dropped nearly two feet of snow.

Photographer Derek Montgomery ventured out in Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood on Sunday to gather pictures of people clearing — and enjoying — all that snow. Here’s what he found, along with some photos sent in by MPR listeners and readers.

Read more on the storm here.

Montgomery also produced a time-lapse video of the work required to clear two feet of snow from his driveway in the city’s Lakeside neighborhood:

In Duluth’s Piedmont neighborhood, resident Karla Miller (and her husband Dale) spoke with MPR’s Emily Bright about the snowy scene outside her front door on Sunday morning:

Karla Miller of Duluth describes the snowy scene in her neighborhood

The Millers were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday. Karla Miller said it was difficult to open their home's doors in the morning because of snowdrifts.

Dale Miller contemplates how to attack a deep snowdrift
Dale Miller contemplates how to attack a deep snowdrift after opening the garage door at his home in the Piedmont neighborhood of Duluth on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.
Courtesy of Karla Miller

"Stepping out our front steps it's past my waist," Miller said of the snow. One of her neighbors had been out shoveling "a long time and doesn't look to be making a lot of progress. I can just see the top of him."

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