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Remembering the Blizzard of ’78

February 7, 2019

The Blizzard of ’78 hit eastern Massachusetts on February 6, 1978 and lasted for a couple of days, dumping feet of snow and famously stranding thousands of drivers on Route 128 trying to make their way home from work.

The governor closed all roads for a week, and school in some places was called off for longer than that, as huge drifts of snow appeared everywhere.

MassLive.com has published photos of the blizzard and its aftermath, including some not well known.

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