Remember this? 35 years ago today, A rare
severe blizzard -- the most severe grade of winter storm -- hit
Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Wisconsin.
dropped 40 inches of snow and had winds gusting up to 100 miles
per hour -- causing drifts that buried some homes.
Milliken declared a state of emergency and called out the Michigan
National Guard to aid stranded motorists and road crews.
State Police pronounced Traverse City "unofficially closed" and warned
area residents to stay home.
About 20 people died as a direct or
indirect result of the storm, most due to heart attacks or traffic
At least one person died of exposure in a stranded
automobile. Many were hospitalized for exposure, mostly from homes that
lost power and heat.
About 100,000 cars were abandoned on Michigan
highways, most of them in the southeast part of the state.
What do you remember? (add your comments blow)
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