Boston's Snow Finally Melts

City's huge mound was strewn with debris
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 14, 2015 4:14 PM CDT
Boston's Snow Finally Melts
Debris covers a lingering snow pile, amassed during the record-setting winter, on May 28 in Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The last of Boston's winter nightmare has finally melted away. Mayor Martin Walsh announced today that Boston's once-massive pile of filthy snow has officially dwindled to nothing. The pile accumulated into a 75-foot tower of snow after a record-breaking winter that dumped more than 110 inches on the city. The mound was laden with more than 80 tons of garbage, transforming it into a repulsive trash heap as the snow melted. Officials say two snowstorms struck after residents put their trash out, and it got swept up by plows. The persistent pile prompted Walsh to hold a contest for who could guess when it would melt. He'll announce the winners tomorrow. (More Boston stories.)

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