Crews removing big snow pile at Midway Stadiumby Elizabeth Dunbar, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Crews from the city of St. Paul are removing a massive pile of snow from the Midway Stadium parking lot.
The snow won't melt in time for the St. Paul Saints' first game next week, so it's being put in trucks and taken to the State Fairgrounds nearby.
Sean Aronson, a spokesman for the Saints, said the city used the parking lot for snow storage for the first time this year because it ran out of other places to put it.
"We've joked that it would probably be July by the time it would actually [melt]," Aronson said. "The city knew that; they just needed to find a way to get it out."
Aronson said the snow pile reached about 70 feet high at one point. It was the fourth snowiest winter on record in the Twin Cities.
It isn't clear how much it will cost the city to move snow from Midway Stadium to the fairgrounds. City officials haven't returned calls.