A Massive Blizzard Blanketed Rhode Island In Snow In 1978 And It Will Never Be Forgotten

No one will ever forget the blizzard of 1978. Rhode Islanders headed off to work or school on the morning of February 6th, 1978, not knowing the enormous Nor’easter was bearing down on them. As the snow fell harder and harder in the afternoon, many people became stranded on the roadways with snow piling up around them. The massive storm had winds up to 70 miles per hour, and it snowed a record 33 hours straight. In the end, more than 40 inches of snow had fallen in some parts of Rhode Island.

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