New England - From Snowy Days to Super Bowl Wins.

While all of New England is still busy celebrating their 5th Super Bowl win, we remember the same area experiencing a different event, on this day in 1978.

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A classic "Nor'easter" storm brought a severe blizzard to the New England area. Over the previous 72 hours, some ares of Rhode Island and Massachusetts received as much as 55 inches of snow.  Three major weather systems all converged near the Atlantic Coast on February 5, and New York City was the first to be hit. As the storm moved northeast, it stalled over Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, catching many of the region’s residents by surprise. It is estimated that 3,500 cars were abandoned on Massachusetts streets and highways and several people died in their vehicles on Interstate 93 when they became trapped. A college hockey playoff game was played at the Boston Garden despite the weather, and many of the spectators were unable to return home.


7 Ways to Stay Safe in a Blizzard

Here is some advice for how to stay safe, warm, and dry during future winter snowstorms.

 
  • Stock up on food and water. ...
  • Have an emergency medicine bag. ...
  • Stay indoors. ...
  • Watch for frostbite. ...
  • Know the signs of hypothermia. ...
  • Avoid alcohol. ...
  • Clear snow carefully.

Visit Everyday Health to learn more tips and tricks to staying safe. Don't be caught off guard, be prepared. 

 

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