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Clearing Snow from a Roof

Manually removing snow from a roof of a house in Minamiuonuma, Niigata, Japan

In the past, it was often necessary to manually remove the snow from roofs that were not adequately slanted.

You can still see some houses with ladders that lead to the roof so people can climb up and manually remove the snow. This of course is very dangerous. Luckily such houses are becoming more and more uncommon.

Below are some photos of ladders leading to roofs and some people manually removing the snow from roofs.

A video of snow being manually removed from a roof can be viewed on YouTube at

In the last two photos and in the video, the people are using “snow dump” shovels. There is some information about “snow dump” shovels ▷ in the post linked here.

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