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Posted by Tom Haines, Globe Travel Writer  January 29, 2009 11:54 AM

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As this interactive graphic shows, Bostonians have plenty of local customs for dealing with snow. Yesterday, during a snow/sleet mix that was less than advertised, the pedestrian route crossing over Morrissey Boulevard was being cleared by a team of shovel-wielding patrons of the trial court work-release program. At the JFK/UMass T stop, a bobcat with a snowplow cleared a round-about.

Things get a bit more serious out on the prairie in North Dakota the day after a blizzard.

And then there's how they roll in Chukotka, in the Russian far north. Snow becomes the road there.

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(Globe Staff: Essdras Suarez)

And ice on the Bering Strait makes for pretty good cycling.

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