A 16-foot-tall snowman in Alaska, Snowzilla, has been deemed a public nuisance and safety hazard, reports say.
Anchorage resident Billy Towers told the Anchorage Daily News that city code enforcement officers left red signs at the snowman's base a few weeks ago, ordering its builders to cease and desist. The city also posted a public notice on Towers' door, the paper reported.
Along with help from neighbors, the Towers family have been building Snowzilla in the Powers' front yards since 2005, drawing international media attention from as far as Russia and Japan, according to the report.
City officials reportedly told the Airport Heights community council of its decision to abate Snowzilla on Dec. 11, citing increased traffic to view the two-story snowfall and its unsafe structure, the Anchorafe Daily News reported.