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Snow pile still standing in Eau Claire

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EAU CLAIRE (WKOW)-- Celebrating the birth of America and all things summer is what the Fourth of July is about, but believe it or not you can still find snow in Northern Wisconsin.

"This pile was probably 300 feet long 125 feet wide and 40 tall in some places," said Steve Thompson, a street maintenance engineer.

But was once a white fluffy pile is now brown, solid, and shrinking.

“Usually by the Fourth of July or just before it's melted so it's unusual to see a pile this size this time of year,” Thomspon said.

The summer temps and recent rain have been no match for this resilient remnant of winter.

“Occasionally a smartphone, wallets, purses, gloves, but most of it is just trash [found in the pile],” Thomson said. “One year we did find a manhole cover on the top of it. It's always interesting to see what we find.”

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