IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

It's Almost Summer, But There's Still Snow on the Ground in Boston

A 75-foot-high snow mound has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash, encrusted in solid ice.
Snow Piles Remain, Even As Temperatures Climb
A spring snow farm looks more like a dirt pile left over from a harsh winter on May 20.David L. Ryan / Boston Globe

Snow piles from the record-setting New England winter are lingering in the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like.

A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston's Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that remains encrusted in solid ice.

A spring snow farm looks more like a dirt pile left over from a harsh winter on May 20.David L. Ryan / Boston Globe

Department of Public Works Commissioner Michael Dennehy tells The Boston Globe the vile pile is "a science experiment waiting to happen."

Crews have been working for six weeks to clean away the trash as it breaks free from the mound. So far, they have pulled out 85 tons of debris.

Dennehy says the pile will be around for weeks, even as the air temperature hits 80.