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Dirty snow has a story to tell

February 11, 2016
Washington post

What a huge pile of snow at RFK stadium looks like now

 February 10  


Remember how the District dumped massive amounts of snow from the January blizzard in the parking lot at RFK stadium? Well, take a look at it now:


DC Water took pictures and put them on social media, along with an explanation.

The agency said on Twitter, “Most people think that stormwater is harmless but we forget to factor in all of the junk that gets picked up.”

Stormwater has “all the junk we hate: litter, used motor oil, your jerk neighbor’s dog poop, chicken wings.”

Want a drink?


The D.C. region isn’t the only one to track its big snow mounds as the melt continues.

Last May, big snow piles still lingered in Boston after the city had one of its snowiest winters in decades. The Boston Globe had said that a pile of snow in Beantown’s Seaport District at one time reached 75 feet. And even in early spring, the pile was still there.

[It’s late May and Boston has trash-infested snow piles three stories high]

Some snow piles have taken on their own stories as they melt. Last year,Kevin Ambrose of The Post’s Capital Weather Gang reported that the “last known snow pile in the region” sat at the Plaza America in Reston. It officially disintegrated April 22.

The Reston pile went through some transitions.

Snow piles from the D.C. region’s record-setting Snowmageddon in the winter of 2009-2010 were spotted even in May.

The Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow said a large snow pile lasted until early May outside a parking garage at BWI airport from Snowmageddon.

Not to be outdone, a meteorologist in Buffalo declared that it still had a snow pile in July 2015 after it got walloped with seven feet of snow from a November storm.