The Blizzard of 78, As Documented in Newcasts & Photos

As the East Coast prepares for a major winter snowstorm (“Nemo”), Gothamist has rounded up video and newcasts of the Blizzard of 78, the massive storm that hit the eastern states in early February 1978. Here’s one news compilation, which is set to music, that gives a glimpse of how much damage was caused. There’s more videos at Gothamist.

video by Matthew Rogers

Blizzard of 1978

In 1978 we had a blizzard that brought 35-40 inches of snow in CT and Mass. People just abandoned their cars on the roads. The CT & Mass Governors closed all roads in both states for three days to clear them.

image via Mark M. Murray/Dave S

The Blizzard of ’78” by CPTV

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff