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Boston Snow Pile, Last Reminder of Record-Breaking Winter, Finally Melts

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 03:02 PM

A massive Boston snow pile finally finished melting on Tuesday in Boston’s Seaport District, marking the end of the city’s record-breaking winter nearly four months after the season officially ended.

The gargantuan, garbage-littered snow pile towered at an initial height of 75 feet when workers removed the snow from Boston’s streets and shoveled it off towards “snow farms,” where it would be left to melt, according to Fox News. Because one snowfall occurred after residents had put out their garbage, 80 tons of trash were swept up along with the snow by the plows and piled into the enormous tower.

Boston’s historic snowfall this winter smashed the previous record of 58.8 inches in 1978 over an approximately 30-day period with a whopping 60.8 inches, making for a total of 110 inches of snowfall accrued throughout the entire winter, according to Fox News.

Despite the nearly 90-degree temperatures sweeping across the early summer, the unusually dry spring hampered the melting process of the last vestiges of a most miserable winter. As the snow finished melting through the beginning of July, onlookers beheld baby strollers, lottery tickets, bicycle parts, laundry baskets, and many other miscellaneous items as they appeared throughout the sludgy heap, according to CBS Boston.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker triumphantly tweeted on Tuesday that “Our nightmare is officially over!” as the snow pile vanished for good.

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh also celebrated the city’s much-anticipated release from the snow, tweeting:







The mayor had previously challenged Bostonians to predict the exact day they thought the snow would completely melt as part of a competition, according to The Associated Press. Some more pessimistic participants predicted that the snow would last until Labor Day.

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