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The Blizzard of 1988
March 11-14, 1988
Stacie Hanes

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Traveling ground to a halt for days following the storm as drifts averaged around 30-50 feet. A large drift is shown in this picture from the storm in Springfield, Massachusetts (Figure 4). The drifts kept even trains from making headway (Figure 5). People were confined to their houses for over a week and eventually fires broke out, destroying hundreds of buildings as the fire stations were immobilized and unable to respond. Conversely once the snow began to melt, flooding became the main problem.

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