I completely forgot to post my memories of the Blizzard of '78. Today is the 30th anniversary of the nasty storm.
My husband and I lived in NH and worked in MA. It normally took about an hour, give or take, to and from work each day.
The blizzard started and most people went home during the morning. I had to wait for my hubby to do some things at work. We finally left around noon or 1, I think.
The snow was blowing down sideways and it was complete white out conditions. We headed north on the highway. There were hardly any cars on the road, thank God. We couldn't see out the windshield so I was looking out the window watching the guardrail and telling him when we got close. It took us about 2 1/2 hrs. to get home.
Some people weren't so lucky. There were cars all over the highway and people had to be rescued. I worked at a company that had 3 shifts. The second shift guys couldn't leave and were stranded for the night. They had emergency vehicles delivering food to people. It was a horrible situation. MA declared a state of emergency.
The next morning, we dug the car out from a couple of feet of snow and we went skiing! NH was clear and could handle the road clearing. We did the same thing for the next day or two. I think it was about 3 or 4 days we weren't allowed to come down to MA to go to work. We weren't complaining....
Unfortunately, I don't have photos. I found this one on amazon.com which shows one of the main highways.