Appleton snow pile still holding on

A pile of snow sits in an Appleton parking ramp on Friday, July 6, 2018. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

APPLETON, Wis. (WLUK) -- Stubborn, resilient, hard to believe. Those are just a few ways to describe a snow pile inside Appleton's Yellow Ramp, which sits between Washington and Morrison streets.

We're two weeks into summer and one thing's for sure, the snow pile refuses to go away.

"I work down here, in downtown Appleton, and park here just about every day during the week," said JP Heim.

He noticed the stubborn snow pile last month.

"Happened to be up on one of the higher floors one day and happened to look down and noticed there was still snow," Heim said.

So, he grabbed his phone and snapped a photo.

"Figured I'd share it with the city of Appleton since this is one of their parking ramps and figured there might be an opportunity to have some fun with it," he said.

Heim and the city have been tweeting back and forth.

"Just knowing that, even in Wisconsin where we get a lot of snow and it can hang out, you know, a long time. I thought, man, people are going to get a kick out of this. So, I shared his tweet on our Twitter page and then I posted it on our Facebook page as well and it sort of just took off from there," said Chad Doran.

Doran said the snow pile's like a tourist attraction.

"People are coming over here to just check it out and take pictures and we get people almost on a daily basis that will tweet us a photo of this now."

The area where the snow pile sits is the dumping spot for snow that collects on the roof.

As this left over snow continues to mind its business, still no word on when it plans to melt. But Heim thinks he has an idea.

"I think we're just about done with it. I think it's on its last legs," he said.


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