Most people have to wait until grit is spread along roads before they can travel on the snow. But one city in America needs to wait for its Yeti to arrive.
Locals look forward to the return of the “Boston Yeti”, who is often seen clearing snow from sidewalks using a shovel.
John Campopiano, a Yeti from Somerville is the one who wears a white furry outfit when snow falls.
The 37-year old was first seen in 2015 when he went to work with his equipment to help cars that had been damaged by blizzards.
Boston.com reports that he is most famous for his Twitter announcements, where he has amassed a following of more than 7000.
He posted Friday to his thousands of followers, the first since August 2013. He said that he was back as the storm was about to hit Massachusetts.
He said: “I’m not feeling salty about this pending snowstorm. In fact, I’m excited! This storm looks to be quite a mess. Btw, I’ve missed you all.
“Thank goodness [Meteorologist] @MattNBCBoston has been keeping us all informed. Be safe and stay Yeti ready.”
Many of his fans celebrated the news and expressed their joy at hearing that he was alive. “alive”.
One person said: “If you are [new]Boston snow has a Yeti or an actual Yeti who comes out to shovel. It’s amazing.”
While another person wrote: “While I am not looking forward to the snow, it is exciting to see that @BostonYeti2015 will be back in action.”
A third user commented: “Our Boston Yeti is now ready for the storm, thank goodness!”
It has been reported that some areas of Massachusetts have recorded as much as 2.5ft (75cm) of snow, wowing locals this weekend.
The storm has caused heavy snowfall and flooding in New York, as well as coastal flooding. BBC reports that the storm is expected to move to Maine.
John Campopiano told the Boston Globe previously that he originally wore the Yeti costume to make a joke, but that he soon realized that people needed him.
“I’m definitely cognisant of the expectation that the Yeti is coming out once the flakes start flying,”He stated.
“I take the job seriously in terms of recognising that lots of people look forward to hearing from him and seeing him on social media when the weather takes a turn for the worse.”
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