Boston’s stubborn snow pile melts….finally

Canada geese swim beneath a debris-covered snow pile, lingering after the record-setting winter, Thursday, May 28, 2015, the Seaport District in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (WNCN) – A 70-foot tall mountain of snow that seemed to refuse to melt in Boston is finally gone.

Boston saw a record amount of snow this season, much of which was hauled and put into one large pile. Eventually the pile reached more than 70 feet tall.

As spring turned into summer, the pile lingered, refusing to go away. As of July 8, the pile was finally down to three-feet tall. Experts said the dirt on top of the pile acted like a shield, keeping the pile of snow at 32 degrees. Colder than normal temperatures in March and April also slowed the melting process.

Kevin McGurn posted on YouTube a time-lapse video from March to July of the snow pile.

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The snow pile eventually prompted Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to come up with a fun contest for Bostonians. The challenge? Guess what day the pile would be completely gone.

Tuesday morning, Walsh tweeted:

Walsh also tweeted that he would announce the winners of the contest Wednesday morning at City Hall Plaza at 11 a.m.

Walsh’s final tweet thanked everyone for participating in the contest.

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