Orem’s 30-foot snowman

Posted at 8:13 PM, Jan 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-09 22:13:25-05

OREM, Utah - Orem has a giant frosty resident thanks to two engineers, a dozen children and some heavy equipment.

Harvey Gardner's grandkids shoveled every sidewalk and plowed every driveway in the neighborhood, filling 75 pickup trucks with snow to build the 30-foot-tall snowman.

It took seven days of work from sunrise to sunset to finish. A cherry picker was hauled in to pile the snow high enough for the snowman's head.

The giant snowman has caused some traffic jam in the Gardners' neighborhood.

"People coming and going and stopping. People can't get around them. A lot of people stop and take pictures," said Darlene Gardner.

Snowman building has become a holiday tradition for the Gardners. A few years ago, they built one that was 15 feet tall. Since there wasn't enough snow last year, they decided to double their efforts this year.