The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 01.12.1978, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 01.12.1978, Blaðsíða 1
tING RUNWAYS CLEARED of the rd 34 inches of snow was job of the Snow Removal and F.O.D. Cleaning Branch of the Air Operations Department. The Public Works Department Snow and Trash Removal Branch took care of the streets. (U.S. Navy Photo by PHAN Edward Coe) WhbteJ^Fcdam Volume 34, Number 48 Kcflavik, Iceland December 1, 1978 •Record snow hits Keflavik A record 34 inches of snow fell on Keflavik, Iceland from the first flurry recorded Oct. 1 to Nov. 25. The heaviest single snow storm land- ed 3.5 inches on Nov. 17, according to Aerographer's Mate First Class K.G. Barnett of the Naval Weather Services Environmental Detachment, Keflavik. This year's snow to date broke the standing record of 29.2 inches, set in 1967. The heavy snows kept the removal crew working long, arduous hours around the clock to keep the streets cleared. According to Chief Equipment Operator John A. Groover, 1,800 hours were spent re- moving snow in a six day period, beginning Nov. 20. "Three hundred hours daily by the 14-man crew were used in keeping the snow cleared," said EOC Groover. "There were few problems encountered after the first near disaster." he said. The near disaster occurred Mon- day, when one child was almost bur- ied in a snow bank near the base housing area. The child, believed to be about 10 years old, was play- ing in a cave-like hole dug into the side of one of the snow drifts along the side of the road, when a plow came to push more snow against it. "Fortunately, the operator of the plow saw another child exit the hole, and stopped inches away to al- low the child to move away," accord- ing to the base Safety Officer. Parents are urged to keep their children away from the snow drifts along the roadsides during snow storms. DISASTER NARROWLY AVERTED—The snow plow chugs down the street, nearly burying a NATO youth as he played in a hole dug into a streetside snow- bank. Only the excited shouts of a nearby child alerted the driver to stop in time. The above is a simulation of the accident that nearly occurred on Monday. (U.S. Navy Photo by PH3 Jesse Williams) Holiday telephone reservations to be taken Monday, Dec. 4 Reservations for overseas commer- cial telephone calls will begin Mon- day. This will enable the Naval Sta- tion telephone office to register the times and dates of calls with the Icelandic Post and Telegraph. In the past, many people hav<» been disappointed due to the very heavy traffic experienced by the com- mercial overseas exchange. The telephone number for booking these calls is 4600. Reservations will be required for Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1.

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