Amazing Color Photos Capture Chicago’s Street Scenes During The Blizzard Of 1979 – Design You Trust

Amazing Color Photos Capture Chicago’s Street Scenes During The Blizzard Of 1979

The Chicago blizzard of 1979 was a major blizzard that affected northern Illinois and northwest Indiana on January 13–14, 1979. It was one of the largest Chicago snowstorms in history at the time, with 21 inches of snowfall in the two-day period.

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The blizzard lasted for a total of 38 hours. At its peak, wind gusts reached speeds of 39 miles per hour. Five people died during the blizzard, with approximately 15 others seriously injured due to conditions created by the storm.

O’Hare Airport was closed and all flights were grounded for 96 hours, from January 13 to 15. The cold weather and snowfall throughout the rest of January and February resulted in frozen tracks throughout the Chicago ‘L’ system.

These amazing photos were taken by American photographer Richard Drozda that documented Chicago’s street scenes during the blizzard of 1979.

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