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Published: 1/27/2013


The Blizzard of 1978

A collection of images from former Blade photographers documenting the Blizzard of 1978. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

Drivers make their way down northbound I-75 in this view from Bates Road in Toledo, following the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Drivers make their way down northbound I-75 in this view from Bates Road in Toledo, following the Blizzard of 1978.
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George Shepherd was a snow plow driver for Lucas County during the blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo George Shepherd was a snow plow driver for Lucas County during the blizzard of 1978.
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Everyone gives a hand to dig out this Rossway car stuck in the snow following the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Everyone gives a hand to dig out this Rossway car stuck in the snow following the Blizzard of 1978.
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People walk east on Adams Street approaching Huron Street during the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo People walk east on Adams Street approaching Huron Street during the Blizzard of 1978.
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Joseph's bread counter at the Franklin Park Mall is down to a few loaves of bread during the Blizzard of 1978 Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joseph's bread counter at the Franklin Park Mall is down to a few loaves of bread during the Blizzard of 1978
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A motorist digs out his car in the Glenbyrne Shopping Center after the blizzard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A motorist digs out his car in the Glenbyrne Shopping Center after the blizzard.
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Heatherdowns Boulevard on Jan. 27, 1978 after the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Heatherdowns Boulevard on Jan. 27, 1978 after the Blizzard of 1978.
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From left, Lloyd and Margaret Apling use a sled while Ray and Mary O'Donnell use skis to go grocery shopping on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo From left, Lloyd and Margaret Apling use a sled while Ray and Mary O'Donnell use skis to go grocery shopping ...
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Edison crews work in Weston, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Edison crews work in Weston, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1978.
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Dave Rickenberg of Liberty Center, Ohio, spent 4 hours digging out the  car in his driveway where the car was buried under a 10 ft snowdrift during the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dave Rickenberg of Liberty Center, Ohio, spent 4 hours digging out the car in his driveway where the car was ...
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Customers at the Kroger at Swayne Field after the blizzard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Customers at the Kroger at Swayne Field after the blizzard.
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A front loader starts snow removal after the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A front loader starts snow removal after the Blizzard of 1978.
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Clearing away the snow on South Main Street downtown  after the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Clearing away the snow on South Main Street downtown after the Blizzard of 1978.
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Snowmobiles driven by  Carl Beach and his sons Randy and Chris head out to help those in trouble in Michigan during the blizzard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Snowmobiles driven by Carl Beach and his sons Randy and Chris head out to help those in trouble in Michigan ...
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City of Toledo Recreation Division full- and part-time employees create a snow cleaning crew to clean the sidewalks on downtown streets. Enlarge | Buy This Photo City of Toledo Recreation Division full- and part-time employees create a snow cleaning crew to clean the sidewalks on ...
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Don Dankert of  Boydson Drive uses a hand axe to clear ice on his roof after the blizzard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Don Dankert of Boydson Drive uses a hand axe to clear ice on his roof after the blizzard.
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Glenwood Road in Rossford after the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Glenwood Road in Rossford after the Blizzard of 1978.
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Andrew J. Webb and his son Andy Webb ride their horse Thunder on Jan. 27, 1978 after the blizzard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Andrew J. Webb and his son Andy Webb ride their horse Thunder on Jan. 27, 1978 after the blizzard.
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A customer looks over the milk counter at Joseph's at Franklin Park Mall in the days after the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A customer looks over the milk counter at Joseph's at Franklin Park Mall in the days after the Blizzard of 1978.
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Toledo Police Richard Kapff, left, and Gary Brock, right, brave stinging snow driven by winds up to 53 mph to push a disabled police car out of now near the Safety Building on Erie Street. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Toledo Police Richard Kapff, left, and Gary Brock, right, brave stinging snow driven by winds up to 53 mph to ...
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Troops arrive during the Blizzard of 1978. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Troops arrive during the Blizzard of 1978.
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At the table, from left, are Ruth Ann Waaland, Steve Cline, and Jo Ann Corcker at the Disaster Center in the days after the blizzard. Enlarge | Buy This Photo At the table, from left, are Ruth Ann Waaland, Steve Cline, and Jo Ann Corcker at the Disaster Center in ...
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Clayton Krassow, of Cygnet, a snowplow operator who died during the Blizzard of 1978. He froze to death while working. Enlarge Clayton Krassow, of Cygnet, a snowplow operator who died during the Blizzard of 1978. He froze to death while working.
The yard at 3905 Talmadge Road after the blizzard hit the Toledo area. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The yard at 3905 Talmadge Road after the blizzard hit the Toledo area.
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