FLASHBACK: Blizzard of ’67

A look back at one of the worst snowstorms in Chicago history.

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NBC Chicago found old footage of the big Chicago Blizzard of 1967. Here's a look back at this doozy of a deluge.
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Only 4 inches was predicted for this seasonal storm, but the white stuff just kept falling--and accumulating. Thousands were stranded in cars on expressways and buses downtown.
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It took hours for workers to get home the night the snow started. In some parts of the city, burglars took advantage of the diversion to loot stores.
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Chicago saw so much snow that Mayor Richard J. Daley asked for plowing support from anyone who could offer it.
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Schools were closed for days and many couldn't get to work. In the end, 23 inches covered the Chicago area in one day.
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The Blizzard of 1967 is considered the city's largest single snowfall and is still talked about to this day.
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Patsy Watral
Viewer Patsy Watral sent this photo to us of a snowman her father built during the Blizzard of '67.
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