Do You Remember the Blizzard of ’77 in New York
Do you remember the Blizzard of '77? It lasted five days and brought over 100 inches of snow in New York.
The storm began on January 28th, 1977 and the snow didn't end until February 1st. Wind gusts were near 70 mph with 100 inches of snow falling in some areas. 40 foot snowdrifts blocked roadways, doors, windows and buried cars.
The blizzard conditions and stranded cars made plowing a nearly impossible task. People help rescue and dig out on snowmobiles.
The devastating winter storm resulted in 23 deaths in western New York, with an additional 5 casualties in the North Country.
Western New York counties were declared major disaster areas after the blizzard.