Originally Posted by nhmtns
Who remembers the Blizzard of '78? I remember not having school for 2 weeks.
I remember. Living out in western Mass, we always feel like the entire govt focuses on Boston and ignores everything in the 413 area code. Well, they did in 78, closing the state and declaring a state of emergency for the whole state. Turnpike was officially closed. Community college where I was going was closed. Driving in my 69 Ford van, I turned around and went home.....put my skis in the truck and drove out to Jiminy Peak in the berkshires (turnpike was free) and skied all day. Drove home without a problem. I did have snows and some minor extra weight added in the back (lincoln arc welder, 5 mounted wheels/tires....)