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Arlington Resident Builds Massive Snow Fort

By Ethan Rothstein - ARLNow.com

Monday - 3/10/2014, 10:00am  ET

12-foot snow fort in Leeway-Overlee (photo courtesy Christina Grieg) 12-foot snow fort in Leeway-Overlee (photo courtesy Christina Grieg) 12-foot snow fort in Leeway-Overlee (photo courtesy Christina Grieg) 12-foot snow fort in Leeway-Overlee (photo courtesy Christina Grieg)

A 19-year-old Leeway-Overlee resident took advantage of Arlington’s especially snowy winter to build a massive snow fort in his front yard.

Michael Grieg, who lives on the 6000 block of 22nd Road N., built the fort “by himself using snow shovels, a wheelbarrow, two ladders and recycling bin for a snow block mold,” according to his mother, Christina. The fort is 12 feet high with an 11-foot-by-11-foot base, she said.

“It was built to be a work of art, he doesn’t often have the opportunity,” Christina Grieg wrote in an email to ARLnow.com “It took him about 40 hours starting with the first major snow storm.”

The above pictures were sent on Saturday, but the snow fort may not be around for long. Temperatures could jump into the 70s by tomorrow afternoon.

Photos courtesy Christina Grieg