Remembering Historic Blizzard Of '78 On Its 44th Anniversary

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the recent nor'easter in the rearview for New England, many residents were reminded of the Blizzard of 1978, the storm that many call the worst in Boston history.

This week marked the 44th anniversary of the blizzard that buried Boston under a record 29 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.

Nancy Miller from Quincy told WBZ's James Rojas she remembered the storm clearly.

"The Blizzard of '78 will go down in history forever- that was big," Miller said. Miller said that it took almost three weeks for roads to be cleared of snow, until then, she hunkered down in her house that was blocked by precipitation.

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But Miller said her brother had an even more harrowing experience in the blizzard, as he got stranded while driving on Route 128.

"He got stuck, left his car, and walked through the woods to somebody's house and they brought him in for three days," Miller said.

January's "Winter Storm Kenan," or "the Blizzard of 2022," as it's sometimes called, didn't compare to the Blizzard of '78 in Miller's eyes.

"It wasn't as severe at '78." Miller said. The Blizzard of 2022 tied Boston's all-time record daily snowfall with 23.6 inches, complete totals for the nor'easter can be found here.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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