Winter in Boston has officially come to an end: The last of the leftover snow in the city finally melted on Tuesday, July 14.
"The pile officially melted today," Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced, noting that the end of the 70-foot "snow farms" in Boston's Seaport District were finally gone, leaving a pile of gravel and refuse behind. The last drops evaporated from the massive pile that formed after the city's public works department removed more than 40,000 truckloads of snow from city streets during a winter in which Boston received a city-record 108.6 inches of snowfall.
Walsh had some fun with the snowpile that seemingly would never disappear as he launched a guessing game he called the "Snow Melt Challenge" last month on Twitter, encouraging residents to guess which day the last of the snow would finally be gone. The winners, who will be announced on Wednesday, get a meet and greet with Walsh.