Could this be on the next CMT, perhaps?
Groton posted this math problem on it’s website today:
“So, how much snow did The Department of Public Works move as a result of the Blizzard?
• Well, the Town has 1,486,717 square yards of paved roads.
• 21” of snow fell on the surface, which is .58 yards
• Using simple math: that’s 862,295 cubic yards of snow.
Visually, what is that?”
Here’s the answer: Since a football field is 120 yards in length and 53.3 yards wide, using simple math a football field is 6,396 square yards.
So the pile of snow would be 135 yards high, or higher than a football field standing on end.
Looked at another way, the pile would be about as tall as a 40-story building.
The town website pointed out that the figure doesn’t include the numerous parking lots and sidewalks the department plows as well.
On Tuesday, crews will continue opening up the gutters and getting rid of blind spots at the intersections, the website said, adding, “Please continue to use caution while driving.”