The leftovers are the last of the city's 11 "snow farms" constructed during the winter
Perhaps you remember Boston’s historically terrible 2014/15 winter. There were yetis. The city’s mayor implored citizens to stop defenestrating themselves into snowbanks. The Secretary of State was ticketed for not shoveling his walk, and a woman used Tinder to find someone to help her dig her car out of a snowbank. Laughs were had.
It’s now July, but Boston’s snow is refusing to abandon its icy grip on the city, as evidence by the 12-ft. pile of ice-encased trash and snow still lingering in Boston’s Seaport district. The mound, the last of 11 “snow farms” that Boston created to deal with the surfeit of precipitation, is actually down from 75 ft. So small blessings?
Boston’s aforementioned Mayor, Marty Walsh, even Tweeted about the pile, launching a contest to guess the correct day of its demise. The winner gets a visit with Mayor Marty Walsh!
But don’t hold your breath: Michael Dennehy, Boston’s commissioner of public works, initially guessed the snow pile would be gone by May 30, according to the New York Times. “It’s solid ice,” he told the paper. “It could be here till September.”