What was Westborough like during and after the storm?
Where were you when the snowstorm by which New Englanders measure snowstorms struck? The Blizzard of '78 turns 35 this week. Patch encourages readers to share memories and photos of the infamous snowstorm below. What was Westborough like during and immediately after the storm?
Nearly three decades ago we were blanketed with 27 inches of snow.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 34 years since Massachusetts was hit with the Blizzard of '78. On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was blanketed with a record 27 inches of snow, with the added bonus of hurricane-force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be this large, and yet from it one good thing came—we learned about emergency preparedness. The snow came down so quickly (at a rate of an inch an hour) thousands of motorists were stranded in snowdrifts as they drove down Route 128. Roads throughout the state were impassible and cars were abandoned at every turn. For those of us who were old enough to remember, the memories differ. The motorist stuck …