Mayor Walsh Launches Snow-Melt Challenge
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For Immediate Release
June 25, 2015
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Mayor's Press Office
BOSTON - Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh welcomes you to participate in Boston's Snow Melt Challenge, a guessing game to encourage Boston residents to guess when all of snow at the snow farm at Tide Street will melt. Winners will have an opportunity to enjoy a "meet and greet" with Mayor Walsh.
"This is a fun and creative way for residents to come together and make light of what was a long, challenging winter," said Mayor Walsh. "Now that it's summer, we can have some fun and talk about how we recovered from the historic amount of snow Boston received. I'm surprised to see that we still have unmelted snow here!"
This winter, Public Works plowed 295,000 miles of roadway this past winter-roughly 12 trips around the earth - removed over 40,000 truckloads of snow from city streets, and melted 50,000 tons of snow at snow farms.
Most of the snow was carried to Tide Street and surrounding snow farms, but Tide Street's snow still remains.
Rules for Entry:
To enter, participants must tweet at @Marty_Walsh using the hashtag #BOSMeltNow, including the month and day they believe the snow will be fully melted.
Submissions are due by midnight on July 15, 2015.