Over a foot of snow fell and winds made drifts as high as house roof-lines. Nearly all roads were closed and the temperature dropped to below zero. That was nearly 36 years ago, after the Great Blizzard of 1978.
Here are a few more photos of Chattanooga after the Blizzard of 1978.
Severe blizzard conditions continued for over 24 hours. When the winds subsided people began digging their way out of their homes and crews opened up the roads.
I recognize Jim Fisher standing on the right in the photo above. I do not recognize the other two men. Maybe someone can identify them.
That was one huge drift! Did Catherine Miller shovel all that snow herself?
Below is the Chatt Volunteer Fire Department, probably one of the first establishments to be dug out.
Thank you to Jerry Miller for sharing the photos.