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Looking back on the Blizzard of 1978

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CLEVELAND-- A series of three winter storms battered much of the Midwest and Northeast in 1978.

But it was the second blast that caused devastation in Ohio. Between Jan. 25 and 27, as much as three feet of snow fell.

FOX 8 meteorologist Dick Goddard described the conditions, saying the wind chill reached 61 degrees below zero and winds were whipping at 52 mph.

The high winds created massive snow drifts, knocking out electricity and closing the Ohio Turnpike. The storm killed 70 people, including 51 in Ohio.

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