A Month Into Summer, Boston's Finally Out Of Snow

A Month Into Summer, Boston's Finally Out Of Snow

8:25am Jul 15, 2015

It's mid-July, and winter has finally ended in Boston — at least symbolically. On Tuesday, Boston's mayor announced that the giant pile of dirty snow left over from the city's record-breaking snowfall had finally melted.

The seven-story snow tower took so long to thaw out that there was a citywide contest to guess when it would go away. In response to the news, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker tweeted: "Our nightmare is finally over!"

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. It's mid-July and winter has finally ended in Boston - at least symbolically. Yesterday, Boston's mayor announced that the giant pile of dirty snow left over from the city's record-breaking snowfall had finally melted. The seven-story snow tower took so long to thaw out there was a citywide contest to guess when it would go away. Many were predicting August, even September, and the temperatures in Boston this week, by the way, are in the 80s. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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