There is at least one certainty in the surely volatile winter ahead of us: Boston does not intend to pile its plowed snow in once massive heap like last year. That Southie mountain took too long to melt (until mid-July!); looked ghastly after a while (see above); and it left some 40 tons of trash behind when it finally gave up its chilly ghost.
The city will instead create mini-piles of plowed snow that should reach nowhere near the 75 feet of Mt. Neverest (or so the theory goes). According to Alex Weaver at BostInno, Boston has already lined up Terminal Street in Charlestown, Franklin Park Golf Course in Dorchester and Reservation Road in Hyde Park as dumping sites. Stay tuned.
· Here's What Boston Public Works Is Doing Differently This Winter [BostInno]
· Boston Won't Build a Mega Snow Pile This Winter [Boston.com]
· This Southie Lot Is Where Boston's Snow Goes to Die [Curbed Boston]
· When Will Boston's Mt. Neverest Finally Melt? Some Guesses [Curbed Boston]
· Our Snow Patrol archive [Curbed Boston]