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See how crews remove snow from atop the Seattle Space Needle

The weekend snow storm posed a unique challenge for workers at the Seattle Space Needle.

SEATTLE — This weekend's snow storm brought up a unique challenge for workers at the Seattle Space Needle: How do you remove inches of snow from over 500 feet above the city? 

The Space Needle tweeted a photo Saturday showing several inches of snow piled up outside on the observation deck. 

To remove the snow, crews had to get shovels and rolling bins and take the snow down in elevators. 

"We have to be really careful because our neighbors next door have a glass garden. So we melt it [snow], use deicer and what's left we shovel that and actually have to hand bring it down through the elevators," explained Karen Olson, the chief operating officer of the Space Needle. 

The Space Needle was planning to hold a special Valentine's Day event on its deck Sunday night, but it had to be moved inside.

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