There Is Still Snow on the Ground in Boston

Gross snow, but snow nonetheless
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2015 6:12 AM CDT
Debris covers a lingering snow pile, amassed during the record-setting winter, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in the Seaport District of Boston.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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(Newser) – It's nearly June, and there's still snow on the ground in Boston—and not the picturesque kind. Some sizable remnants of the winter's huge snow piles still remain, the Boston Globe reports. A former 75-foot-tall mound in the Seaport District, for example, is now three stories high and can only be called snow in the vaguest sense of the word—really, it's a bunch of debris encased in ice. What kind of debris? Think anything that could be scooped up by a snowplow, including bikes and orange traffic cones. An incredible 85 tons of trash have been cleared away from the slowly melting mound so far, and the city's Public Works commissioner says the pile is still weeks away from completely disappearing.

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