Worker digs a path through the large snow mounds on Beacon Street during a winter blizzard in Boston
A worker digs a path through the large snow mounds on Beacon Street during a winter blizzard in Boston. Brian Snyder / Reuters

The Last Snow from Boston's Nightmare Winter Has Finally Melted

Jul 14, 2015

The last snowflake from Boston's record-breaking winter snowfall has officially melted, according to Mayor Marty Walsh.

Walsh tweeted that a contest he had held to guess when the snow pile would melt had been won. The winner, who remains unnamed, is the lucky recipient of a meeting with Walsh.

The stubborn residue of snow was located on Tide Street. As recently as July 7, the pile — which had, at one point, towered 75 feet high — had garnered commentary from The New York Times, which marveled at its resilience: "... What the mound has lost in stature, it has made up for in sheer endurance," reporter Katharine Q. Seelye wrote on July 6. "Few predicted it would last this long."

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Alas, a series of 90 degree days won against the snow pile.

The final tally on Boston's brutal snowfall clocked in at 110 inches.

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