The dangers around the crazy amounts of record snow in California

MAMMOTH LAKES, California — In Mammoth Lakes, California, snow is a normal occurrence, but this year they have blown past record high for snow fall. Snow is piled up, covering

second story windows and turning homes into igloos — floor-to-ceiling windows into walls of an icy cave. Clark Tapia, the owner of Old Faithful Property Management works

to clear snow off homes. He has a group of 30 men working round the clock: “We’re going to be shoveling for months,” he said. TIME MAGAZINE SLAMMED AFTER ARTICLE CLAIMS

EXERCISING REINFORCES WHITE SUPREMACY Mammoth Lakes has received 337 inches of snow this season, surpassing historical highs for this time of year. Depending on where you

are in the mountain, you can find six to nine feet of snow. However, in order to clear the roads, sidewalks, and driveways snow piles will tower over second story buildings and

completely engulf vehicles and road signs. This week, to get to Mammoth, it requires having to fly to Bishop airport, and then it is a 30 minute drive straight up the

mountain. There are no Ubers or Lyfts here. The only way to get up the mountain is through a taxi service, who only employs pickup trucks, of course. Our driver, Oscar,

is equipped for the most severe winter weather with commercial grade tires, a shovel, and chains sitting in the back, ready if needed. As we made our way up the mountain, locals

told us they have never seen this amount of snow starting at lower elevations, just a preview to what we would find at the top.