36th anniversary of "White Death"
While, it was a slippery start to the morning, it could have been a lot worse.
Today marks the 36th anniversary of the Blizzard of '77.
Local blizzard historian and author of "White Death", Erno Rossi says it all started on the morning of January 28th.
Rossi says ironically 36 years ago people were talking about a new ice age, not global warming, and many thought the blizzard was a sign it was coming.
Not only did we get record snowfall in '77 we also had windchills of minus 60, which we haven't seen since.
And it was those high winds that produced drifts of 9 metres or 30 feet in some places rendering normal snow removal equipment ineffective and forcing officials to bring in front end loaders to help dig us out.