#BostonBlizzardChallenge: Boston mayor warns ‘snow-jumpers’ not to do it

Boston residents overwhelmed by massive snowfalls the last month have been recording videos of themselves jumping out of windows and into snowbanks, and Mayor Marty Walsh wants them to cut it out.

hidden February 18, 2015 20:04:36 IST
#BostonBlizzardChallenge: Boston mayor warns ‘snow-jumpers’ not to do it

Boston residents overwhelmed by massive snowfalls the last month have been recording videos of themselves jumping out of windows and into snowbanks, and Mayor Marty Walsh wants them to cut it out.

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Daredevil Bostonians are embracing the cold weather by stripping off and jumping into huge piles of snow. The half-naked thrill seekers have been seen leaping into snowbanks as part of a new craze called the Boston Blizzard Challenge.

The city's residents have been filming themselves diving into snow and uploading the footage online.
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh criticised the latest trend and urged locals to stop the dangerous stunts.

Walsh chastised thrill-seekers who've been filming themselves performing the frosty feat and then posting the videos on social media websites. He says, "It's a foolish thing to do, and you could kill yourself."

He says Boston "isn't Loon Mountain," a New Hampshire ski resort. He said Monday the stunts are dangerous as city workers struggle to clear snow-clogged streets and deal with snowbanks 10 feet high.

The city has scrambled to keep roads clear after the record-breaking snowfalls.

Watch the Boston Mayor's interview here:

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