I became stationed at Wright Patterson and living in base property at Page Manor off Col Glen Hwy,

I became stationed at Wright Patterson and living in base property at Page Manor off Col Glen Hwy,

just like the article discussed accumulated snow ended up being melting temp was in the 50’s,in days past there clearly was no weather station or social media so we heard bout they at the time,my girlfriend chose me personally upwards after work and informed me we need to go right to the comissary for meals it absolutely was bumper to bumper carts in-and-out,my dad known as from Indiana and said this is certainly worst and proceeding your path,it begun raining and had been minor at night,then the temps dropped easily freezing water,sleet,then the snowfall and wind emerged,it was actually therefore cool stayed below 0 for just two days,Col Glen Hwy had not been available for 3 weeks then it absolutely was like driving thru a tunnel,i am going to always remember the blizzard of 1978

Thanks for revealing your own recollections, pole!

I lived in the apartments after Duncan Drive off Zink Rd nearby the Col Glen Hwy. We were holding about hilltop above Wright Patterson AFB. The accumulated snow drifts had been high up here and any street clearance put more snow along side highways. My better half got a student at Wright county and that I worked at Children’s medical center. I was leaving for perform, the 7am move, as well as the wind ended up being blowing so very hard that I could hardly open the car door. We went back internally to tell my husband I would personally push him to school, the wind ended up being too strong simply to walk regarding the road through area. We zippped up to Kauffman Ave. then left the automobile in alot along college Ave. We knew there were no cars on the way, and the whole lot looked empty, therefore we fired up the radio. But even as we have shut down the system, it might maybe not restart. Due to the rain the evening before, the good deal was an ice layer from heat drop. We cautiously moved to your college property and very quickly recognized that, although we got inside the house, school had been terminated. We in addition discovered that there is no snacks solution for several days, it was much tough than we considered. Wright condition got an underground tunnel program of accessibility each strengthening. We had been able to find to your healthcare sciences strengthening where my husband had an integral toward student lounge where we can easily loosen somewhat. We made a decision to become courageous and go home through industry because we had only missing grocery shopping and had a lot of products. After a bunch of hot chocolates, we shot to popularity. It absolutely was the stupidest decision I ever made. The snow was actually hip-high in the field, the wind was actually blowing over 60 mph. The exact distance is over two soccer industries. In the middle of we considered heading back but made a decision to keep moving. We had to wrap our very own minds with merely a sliver observe through. I clearly recall the icicles creating back at my eyelashes! Guy it had been cool. We had to hang onto each other for across as a result of wind. We made it but couldn’t also get-up the stairways inside for the house before relaxing. All of our legs and hands were numb, luckily not frostbitten, but more times could have been worst. No shoes or gloves could deal with that colder. A healthcare facility ran on quick associates for any month and didn’t pick me up. We played notes and video games with this friends and provided all of our products together. Once we ultimately had gotten the car, it can switch off at an end sign and that I had to place it in basic and rev it keeping they heading. They proved cold weather cracked the motor block which had been the end of that vehicle. Afterwards that wintertime, my better half chosen late into the evening (med pupils like doctors are the worst patients) that he couldn’t stand the pain within his foot and had a need to go directly to the medical facility. Our 2nd auto was actually buried up beyond a floor. We attempted searching it out with only the extended car windows ice scraper, him hobbling on crutches. We had to test driving as well as as changing gears frequently to maneuver the automobile to and fro for rather a long time. We ultimately have around, right now it’s 2am and no one is found on the trail. Yikes. I left Kansas many years later on and came to the western coastline, leaving the snow behind. Most many years afterwards, because teens like to ski/snowboard, the accumulated snow and ice at the procurer move in Lake Tahoe place is fairly treacherous and also the lower through the pass tends to be awful. But that winter in Kansas was actually the worst!

Wow, just what a story! I’m glad the two of you managed to make it through all right! Thank you for sharing the blizzard thoughts around, Marji!

I happened to be stranded within the blizzard of ’78 with a pal of my own returning from Minnasota. We spent each week in an escape stop off the Ohio Turnpike with 50 vehicle drivers.

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