We asked for photos of your snow-buried vehicles. Over 50 people responded with photos of mounds of snow that supposedly had a car underneath.
We selected the top 15 that we felt were buried the worst by the weekend blizzard and put them to a vote.
Exactly 2,400 people voted on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being "Oh, it's not that bad, just get your friends and push," and 5 being, "You're better off just waiting until spring." To find the winner, or loser depending on how you look at it, we took the average response for each photo.
Here are the results:
Most-buried vehicle in the Twin Ports
Buried in Rice Lake
Average score of 4.75
Sophia Green’s 2013 Volkswagen Passat was dug out by Monday afternoon, and by "dug out" she doesn’t mean with shovels.
“We had an excavator and a backhoe clear our lot,” she said.
The plow truck and snowblower that usually clear out the parking lot kept getting stuck in the 4-foot drifts so they had to bring in the heavy machinery.
All the while, Green was inside baking cookies for those helping remove snow.
“Rice Lake may be a small community in Duluth but it’s a great one,” she said.
Pontiac (bad) Vibe on Vermilion Road
Average score of 4.65
Emily Marinac was snowed in at work at Essentia when the storm hit.
Thankfully, her 13-year-old brother, Peter Beaudry, had time on his hands.
“He managed to shovel it off for me on all his snow days,” she said.
South Range Dodge Stratus?
Average score of 4.42
Rachael Halbrook’s Dodge Stratus near East County Road C in South Range is still under snow as of Thursday morning. She managed to dig out a different vehicle but she’s had to prioritize what areas to clear first.
“(We’ve) spent our snow days clearing paths, shoveling off the roof, which is only halfway done, and making an area for the dogs to do their business,” she said.
Fourth place for Fourth Street
Plowed in on Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue East
Average score of 4.40
Andrea Urrutia said her 2017 Chevy Cruze got stuck on Saturday during the start of the blizzard.
“My wheels just kept spinning and spinning,” she said. “Finally a man in a Subaru stopped and offered me a ride. I had to abandon my car on Fourth Street where it got plowed in.”
On Monday, her boyfriend, Joel Yelengi, helped her dig it out. She said it took nearly two hours to get it free using one ice pick and two shovels.
Rounding out the top five
Honda Fit in the Hillside at Fourth Street and First Avenue West
Average score of 4.16
Kira Borgman said it took her and her boyfriend about 2.5 hours to dig out her Honda Fit from the Hillside and they broke three shovels in the process. They also had to use hammers to break up the packed down snow.
“I was so grateful for all the helping hands on the Hillside while everyone was digging out,” she said.