Mac & Mac's Pick: 18 feet of Snow

By WEEK Producer

January 9, 2012 Updated Jan 9, 2012 at 11:18 PM CDT

CORDOVA, Al. -- Now we know where all of our snow is... Alaska.

In Cordova, more than 18 feet of snow has fallen in over the past 3 weeks.

The heavy, wet snow is blamed for the partial or total collapse of at least three buildings, and could claim six homes.

Local leaders issued a disaster declaration last week, after weeks of snowfall overwhelmed crews and snow dump sites.

There is no road access to the fishing town, located on the Prince William sound... the only way in or out is by boat or place. 70 National Guard Members arrived on a ferry Sunday to help clear roads and roofs.

All travel, city officials say, should be suspended unless it is an emergency. As a result of the changing weather travel conditions reportedly remained treacherous and avalanche dangers are imminent.