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Marcel Landry, P.E.I.'s snow-tunnel man, now faces big dig to shed

Marcel Landry's shovels are buried deep in garden outbuilding

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P.E.I.'s snow-tunnel man — who received worldwide attention last week for digging through snow to get to his cars — now faces a new challenge: Digging to a shed where his shovels are buried.

Millions of people watched online as Marcel Landry from Summerside dug out after a major storm hit P.E.I. last Monday, and news agencies from around the world contacted him after his story aired on CBC News.

"I laughed all week. I didn't think I'd ever get this much attention from shovelling my driveway," he said Wednesday.

It took five people an entire afternoon of shovelling with help from a blower to clear snow from around Landry's cars, which had to be towed out.

That day, Landry used a hockey stick as a snow-digging tool.

"My steel shovels, my garden shovels are in the shed," said Landry. "I wasn't going to dig a hole to get to my shovels. It's kind of counterproductive."

But it might be back to the hockey stick soon: Landry said he's now considering boring a tunnel to the shed.

Marcel Landry's shed

P.E.I.'s Marcel Landry made headlines after tunnelling through the snow to get to his cars. Now he has to dig his shovels out of his garden shed. (CBC)

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