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View Diary: The Ghost of Snowstorms Past: Remembering The Blizzard of 1978 (184 comments)

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  •  Columbus in 1978 (4+ / 0-)

    We lived on E 9th Avenue, a few blocks off High Street. I was a Kelly Girl at the time, had just finished one job, and called in to get another the afternoon before the storm.

    It was pouring down rain that evening, and there WAS thunder and lightning. In fact, it was still raining when I went to bed.

    I got up around 6 am, and was fixing breakfast when my roommate came in the kitchen door, announcing "There are NO COTA buses running -- a policeman in a cruiser saw me at the bus stop and told me to come back home, everything is closed. The snow out there is unreal, and there are no cars on the roads!"

    Well, no bus, no getting to work for me, so I picked up the phone and dialed Kelly Girl, and the phone rang and rang. No one answered the phone that day.

    When they were able to get the snowplows out, there was no place to put the snow -- On Fourth Street and Summit Street, main one-way arteries from OSU to downtown, they piled the snow in the CENTER lane, with cut outs at each intersection. Made driving very exciting for quite some time, as the snow was piled higher than the tops of the vehicles using the road...

    That was one brutal storm.

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