By: News Staff


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Reporting by: Liz Tufts

PASCOAG, R.I. (WLNE) — 40-years-ago this week, the Blizzard of ‘78 hit New England and brought Rhode Island to a standstill for days.

The snow started falling on February 5th and over the next two days; it came down fast at almost two to three inches per hour.

More than 4-feet of snow fell in some places and wind created snow drifts over 10-feet high. The highways and roads were in total gridlock.

The storm cost the state $15 million in damage.

ABC6 News Anchor Liz Tufts has the story.

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