Winter officially ended months ago, but Boston's massive frozen mountain of snow and trash still hadn't died until Tuesday morning. It's mid-July, BTW.
At its peak in February, the enormous mixture of snow, garbage, and other disgusting debris -- possibly urban yetis -- swept up by snowplows towered as high as 70ft tall at Tide Street Snow Farm. And even after warmer weather arrived with spring and early summer, the trash-flavored iceberg stuck around -- prompting Mayor Marty Walsh to launch a contest for who could accurately guess the day it would melt. Walsh announced on Twitter that day has finally arrived:
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I'm pleased to announce the #BOSMeltNow challenge has come to a close, as the pile officially melted today, July 14. (1/3)
Now, it appears all that remains at the site is wet garbage.
However, while the demise of the snow pile monster is a victory for all summer-loving Bostonians, it actually might not be the last of the snow. According to a Facebook post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the snow is still winning.
The official start of winter is only five months away. It's almost as if it never left.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is praying for all of the urban yetis displaced by this tragedy. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.