“It’s vile,” Michael Dennehy, commissioner of the city’s Department of Public Works, told the Globe. “We’re finding crazy stuff; bicycles, orange cones that people used as space savers — the funniest thing they found was half of a $5 bill. They’re looking for the other half still.”
Dennehy added the pile is “weeks away” from melting. Maybe Bostonians can celebrate snow pile independence on July 4?
Boston’s snow piles have long outlived any in the D.C. area. Capital Weather Gang’s Kevin Ambrose reported the last known snow pile in the region, at the Plaza America in Reston, disintegrated April 22.
During Washington, D.C.’s record-setting Snowmageddon winter of 2009-2010, a snow pile outside a BWI airport parking garage, which reached 6 stories at its peak, endured until early May.
[Unbelievable: Still snow at BWI… (from 2010)]
Boston clearly has D.C. beat in snow pile size and duration, and it is welcome to that distinction.