42 Years Ago, Ohio Was Hit With The Worst Blizzard In History

Do you remember the Great Blizzard of 1978?

Maybe you have fond memories of the frequent school closings. Maybe you recall having to shovel yourself out of your house. This particular snow storm was dire for many parts of the country, and is commonly referred to as the largest blizzard in both Ohio and American history. Thousands of people were stranded, power outages were widespread, snow drifts covered cars—even the National Guard was called in.

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For more information about this severe snow storm, watch the short video from Cleveland.com below:


Do you remember the Great Blizzard of 1978 in Ohio? If so, share your memories, stories and any photos you may have with us!

For more memories of historically extreme winters in Ohio, check out our previous article: In 1994, Ohio Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild.

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