WAKEFIELD — Thirty years ago Wednesday began the start of the Blizzard of ’78, what some have called the Storm of the Twentieth Century.
When the skies finally cleared two days later Wakefield was buried under an all-time record 29 inches with many four foot drifts.
Did you know that the storm caused some deaths? Read on.
Wakefield survived without fatalities but eight died in Massachusetts, 35 in New England. Two Winchester boys died of carbon monoxide poisoning while stranded in a car.