Have You Seen This? We're gonna need a bigger ice scraper

A car is covered with snow in Orchard Park, New York, in this Nov. 19, 2022, video.

A car is covered with snow in Orchard Park, New York, in this Nov. 19, 2022, video. (ViralHog via YouTube)

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NEW YORK — Parking your car outside during the winter months often results in a thick layer of snow in the morning. If you're in a hurry, you might just try to quickly swipe the snow off your windshield with your arm.

But if the storm was substantial, you'll need to find your trusty ice scraper and remove the snow and ice from your windows. It's a tedious job that can be downright miserable on a frigid morning.

While ice scrapers are effective, they have their limits. So I don't think even the best scraper would be able to do much for the car in this video.

Realistically, this car should probably just be left alone until the spring thaw. That is simply an astonishing amount of snow.

According to the video's description, the car was buried by a storm.

"We got 66 inches of snow in 24 hours," explains the video caption, which states it's from a storm in Orchard Park, New York. "This is my Volkswagen Beetle being driven back down the driveway out of a snowbank. There is more snow on the car than there is car!"

All I can say is, this video is a lot more fun to watch in May or June than it would be in January. Now that warmer weather is upon us, we can laugh at snow piles like this — knowing that we won't personally be out shoveling and scraping snow for a long time.

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Grant Olsen joined the KSL.com contributor team in 2012. He covers outdoor adventures, travel, product reviews and other interesting things. He is also the author of the book “Rhino Trouble.”


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