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Worthington friends make the most of winter weather

Alec Langerud (left) and Steven Adams sit on the snow fort they constructed in Worthington. (Leah Ward / The Globe)

WORTHINGTON — Alec Langerud and Steven Adams, 14-year-old freshmen at Worthington High School, have turned this season’s heavy snowfall into a work of art.

As they came home from school last week, they noticed the city plows had piled their street’s snow into the middle of their culs-de-sac on Woodcrest Avenue.

“We said, ‘Hey, why don’t we make a fort out of that?’” said Alec.

“It’s something we’ve wanted to do since we were little kids,” added Steven, “but there was never enough snow.”

They’ve been friends since they were 4, and living out their childhood dream seemed like a perfect way for the boys to make the most of a long, snowy winter.

So they got to work.

Alec and Steven spent five hours over the course of three days turning a mountain of snow into a fort, including an archway, stairs and storage compartments.

The boys play hockey and tennis and run cross country together, so they are used to being teammates. Their handiwork shows their ability to work together.

Should snow continue to accumulate, Alec and Steven plan to expand their project.

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