I recently took over my recently passed Grandmother's house and she has a furnace in the cellar. Of course, the furnace went out, so I need access to the cellar in order to fix it. I moved from out of the city and have no idea about anything that has to do with cellars. Also, the area I am in is very cold and snowy, so I have to shovel through 5 feet of snow to access the door. I have cleared the snow off of the door, but there is still snow around it. There is a steel rod that I can see at the top of the door preventing me from opening it. I have no idea where the lever to release this rod is. It would take hours to clear the snow from all sides of the door, so I'm hoping someone on here might be able to help me locate the lever. I thought it would be obvious but I'm having difficulties. The cellar is steel, it is red, but other than that I have no specifications on it. Any suggestions on where to look for the lever?