Monday and Tuesday this week were unseasonably warm for February and a lot of snow thawed/melted so the roads were slushy and had large pools of water.
Yesterday at the Snow Festival, a statue collapsed and the snow injured a woman. Luckily it was one of the smaller statues, and not the huge constructions.
I haven't been to the festival yet - too busy with Couch Surfing guests and work, but later this week or at the weekend I hope to go.
If you go to the Tsudome site you may spot my partner and his bike-taxi...usually in summer he is working in Odori area, but this week is a special bike-taxi promotion inside Tsudome.