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Here’s what the campus looked like under all that snow.
April 21, 2015

Faced with 110 inches of snow this winter, 22 intrepid Grounds Services employees and 54 staff volunteers put in more than 10,250 hours to plow it, shovel it, and haul it away. They transported some 22,000 cubic yards to a snow farm on Albany Street that came to be known as Mount Simmons. Although Cambridge police urged students to stay away, some couldn’t resist the urge to climb up and sled down MIT’s answer to the Alps before it was fenced off. “My friends and I climbed it in swimsuits,” Wendy Gurazio ’18 told the Tech. “When we heard that the police were on their way, we took some hasty but necessary selfies and scrambled off.”

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