The Blizzard of ’79

A short article about the blizzard of 1979. I was 7 but remember this well and still have some pictures. We were 2 hours West of the city, but got hammered at least as hard, maybe worse.

I kind of remember that they actually closed down the steel mill (Northwestern Steel and Wire) where my father worked and sent everyone home due to the cold. A lot of the equipment uses water for cooling and it was freezing up. That didn’t happen very often.

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