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It's 30 degrees in Boston, but there are still massive piles of filthy snow on the ground

“We’re finding crazy stuff: bicycles, orange cones, half a $5 bill.”

ODD--Dirty Snow Piles Source: Associated Press

IT SNOWED A lot in Boston this winter. LOADS.

Most of America’s East Coast was battered by storms at one point or another, but Boston had it particularly bad.

The city was absolutely pelted, suffering four heavy snow storms in a month, while Bostonians tried their best to get on with their lives, trudging through seven feet of horrible, dense, freezing snow.

It looked like this:

Winter Weather Aftermath Source: Associated Press

But in all fairness, that was February, i.e. Winter.

So why are there still enormous, disgusting piles of the stuff lying around? Three months later. In May.

The temperature was 30 degrees in Boston yesterday, and 29 today, but city workers are still struggling to get rid of a the layers of debris covering a huge pile of snow in the Seaport district.

During the winter, that was the site of a 75-foot “snow farm”, where ploughs took tonnes of snow from around Boston.

Here it is on 16 February. Pure as, well, driven snow.

Winters Transportation Toll Source: Associated Press

And here’s what it looked like earlier today:

Dirty Snow Piles Source: Associated Press

In the last six weeks, workers have pulled 85 tonnes of debris and rubbish that was scooped up along with the record snowfall in February, according to Michael Dennehy, who runs the Department of Public Works.

“It’s vile,” he told the Boston 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.

ODD--Dirty Snow Piles Source: Associated Press

In Somerville, just north of Boston, a snow “mountain range” has formed, and according to Boston Globe, is still there today.

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