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Snow Pile In Framingham, Mass. Holds On In 90-Degree Heat

Framingham Snow

First Posted: 06/10/11 09:46 AM ET Updated: 11/15/11 05:34 AM ET

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- As temperatures in the Boston area soar into the 90s, a frigid reminder of the region's long winter clings to life in a Framingham parking lot.

What was once a massive mountain of snow that could support heavy equipment in the winter has shrunk to a dirty pile of ice that this week was still 16 feet long, 8 feet wide and 3 feet high.

Kathy Richov is a chemistry teacher at Marlborough High School. She tells The MetroWest Daily News that the snow pile could hold on until July. She says a layer of dirt is insulating the snow.

"It takes a lot of energy input to melt snow," Richov said, the MetroWest Daily News reported. "The more mass you have in your sample, the more energy that is required to melt it."

The developer that owns the parking lot siad it doesn't have plans to clean up the pile.

The area got as much as 90 inches of snow this winter.

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Filed by Michael McLaughlin  |