Boston Mayor Thrill-seekers to Knock it Off

As snow flurries begin to fall again, James McMasters shovels his car out of a giant snow mound, covering his and his neighbor's cars, along Prince Street in the North End of Boston, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. Nearly 8 feet of snowfall this winter has paralyzed greater Boston's transit system, infuriating commuters on and off the rails who may not see a return to normal for at least a month. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON, Mass. (WTNH) — Boston’s mayor is calling out would-be daredevils who see opportunity in the deep piles of snow which have overtaken the city: Diving out a window and into the snow is not as cool as you think it is and is certainly more dangerous.

It’s kind of become “a thing” this winter — shared across social media like sightings of the Boston Yeti. People have taking pictures or videotaping themselves leaping from windows into the snow piled up below and posting them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other websites.

“It’s a foolish thing to do, and you could kill yourself,” says Mayor Marty Walsh. He says people shouldn’t be turning Boston into “Loon Mountain,” a New Hampshire ski resort.

The situation is serious in Boston, as it tries to recover from record snowfall. The mayor says city crews are working hard to clear snow-clogged roads and cut down banks that are ten-feet tall in some places. He says emergency crews don’t need to be answering calls from thrill-seekers who get hurt because they’ve put themselves at risk.

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