Man Pole Vaults Over Mound of Snow Amid Severe Snowstorm in Albany, New York

Albany, New York, experienced one of its biggest snowstorms for the month of December, with “additional snow” having potential to “raise this storm up the rankings even more”, an alert from the National Weather Service (NWS) on December 2 said.

The storm, which was impacting Albany and surrounding communities, was the “8th biggest snow event” in Albany and the “3rd biggest snowstorm this early in the winter season”, according to the NWS.

More than 17 inches of snow had fallen at the Albany International airport as of 8 pm on December 2.

This footage shows a man pole vaulting over a mound of snow in the neighbouring community of Schenectady, about 19 miles northwest of Albany. Credit: Daren Lewis via Storyful