BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A historic winter storm slams the entire state of Maryland.
Now a week later, a mountain of at least 240 million pounds of snow can been seen outside of M&T Bank Stadium.
Rick Ritter has the latest on the cleanup efforts.
An area that’s slammed on Sunday’s in the fall has turned into the center hub for Baltimore’s snow removal.
M&T Bank Stadium is now Mount M&T.
Since the blizzard, dump truck after dump truck haul at least 240 million pounds of snow.
Some machines on site are melting 150 tons per hour.
“We’re going to continue to try and remove as much snow as we can off our primary gateways,” said Baltimore DOT Director William Johnson.
Dave Mahosky who works with Riccelli Enterprises, was brought in to help from Syracuse, New York.
“It’s been a very crazy week, we’ve been here since Sunday,” he said.
Mahosky is just one of many of the crews working around the clock for the City of Baltimore.
Just to give you an idea of how massive some of these piles are, snow nearly touches the bottom of the I-395 overpass in some parts. Other parts of the parking lot are covered up the light poles!
In the city neighborhoods, big equipment is still hard at work. Some spots like Mulberry Street are still waiting for help.
“We’ll be trying to get as much of that picked up and hauled to dump site as we can,” Johnson said.
The eventual goal: clearing streets curb-to-curb.
Most are not at this point, but the roads are at least passable.
The city wants snow gone before Orioles Opening Day on April 4th.
Boston had a similar problem last year with a few severe snow storm that left snow on the ground up there until June.
While the governor has lifted the state of emergency, Maryland is applying for federal funding to help cover the multi-million dollar cost of the record-setting winter storm.