Remembering the Blizzard of 1993 in the Capital Region

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It was called 'the storm of the century'

On March 13th 1993 a massive cyclonic storm that stretched from Honduras to Canada bombed the east coast with heavy snow and strong winds. The Capital Region was not spared from its path. Before the storm even hit the area, it was already taking on names like 'The Blizzard of '93', 'The Storm of the Century', and the '93 Superstorm'. 

Snow was falling at a rate so quickly, DOT crews had trouble keeping the Northway and other highways clear. In some places it took more than a day for neighborhood roads to be plowed. Albany Airport was shut down, the New York State Thruway was closed, Adirondack Trailways canceled all buses and people were asked to stay off the roads if at all possible. 

By the end of the storm, over 40 inches had fallen in some areas, with wind gusts reaching over 70 mph. 



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