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Boston mayor: Stop jumping out of windows into snow

By
Danielle Haynes

BOSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Boston is just inches away from breaking it's all-time snow total record, but that doesn't mean residents should start jumping out of windows, the city's mayor said Tuesday.

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh encouraged Bostonians not to jump out of their windows into the feet of snow buildup the city has accumulated since the beginning of the year.

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"I'm asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows," he said during a news conference. "It's a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself."

"We're asking people to act responsibly in the city of Boston," Walsh said. "This isn't Loon Mountain, this is the city of Boston, where we're trying to remove snow off of the street and it becomes very dangerous. And the last thing we want to do is respond to an emergency call where somebody jumped out of the window because they thought it was a funny thing to do."

Loon Mountain is located two hours north of Boston in Lincoln, N.H. The ski resort echoed Walsh's plea on Twitter even made a humorous video in response.

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