Where were you for the Blizzard of ‘77?
by S.J. Velasquez • January 25, 2012 @ 2:12pm
People were stranded in their cars, snowed in at home, and -- sadly -- some Western New Yorkers died during the Blizzard of '77.
The city of Buffalo suddenly became synonymous with snow, launching a million Buffalo snow jokes that continue today. Now, 35 years later, we remember the storm through images, video and recorded radio broadcasts immortalized on the internet. This video, created by YouTube user bondfan91, displays photos from the days of blistering cold and extreme snowfall, along with audio collected from a CBS News radio broadcast.
The storm began brewing Jan. 27, 1977. By Jan. 28, all of Buffalo was covered by a layer of immovable snow.
Check out some of the newspaper clippings from the storm that Perry's Ice Cream has posted to its Facebook page. They're also running a storm-themed ice cream giveaway, which you can enter via Facebook.
Read other archived news stories about the storm from around the world.
In the comments below, tell us what you remember from the 1977 storm that blasted our city.
Photo courtesy of Flickr / photoentropy.