The winter’s chokehold on the city of Boston is now, officially, a thing of the past. Winter is obviously long gone, but the last of the city’s record-setting snowfall officially melted away on Tuesday. And by “official,” I mean the mayor said enough is enough and everyone is now moving on with their lives.
I'm pleased to announce the #BOSMeltNow challenge has come to a close, as the pile officially melted today, July 14. (1/3)— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) July 14, 2015
Our nightmare is officially over! https://t.co/Ez0GdUlncP— Charlie Baker (@CharlieBakerMA) July 14, 2015
The city was blasted this winter and buried under an epic 110 inches of snow. The city struggled to keep streets clear and the city open for business. Where do you put tons of snow? Well, the city created nearly a dozen so-called “snow farms” at strategic out-of-the-way locations, the biggest of which grew over 75 feet high during the height of winter. Unsurprisingly, this particular farm of snow, which morphed during the spring and summer into a gray hairball of a snow mound, was the last to melt.