Snow surrounded a car on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester during early morning hours on Feb. 7, 1978. The 1978 blizzard blanketed much of the region with snow on Feb. 6 and 7, with 27.1 inches accumulating at Logan Airport.
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Cars were trapped by the snow on Farragut Road in South Boston.
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Fifty-four people died and highways and neighborhood streets alike were left clogged with abandoned, snow-covered vehicles. Here, a car was covered up to its roof on Preble Street in South Boston.
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Cars were left abandoned on Route 128 South in the Needham area. It took more than a week and help from the National Guard to dig them all out. In the fast-moving storm, 14 people would die from carbon monoxide poisoning as they huddled in their snow-trapped vehicles.
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Business ground to a halt in Boston's Downtown Crossing shopping district.
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Dorchester residents found little room to maneuver on on Dorchester Avenue.
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Snowbanks were many feet high along Boston's roads.
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Deep snow covered cars and the street in Egleston Square.
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People walked along the road in Codman Square.
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People walked by a snow truck on Boylston Street in the storm's aftermath.
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A man took the opportunity to build a giant fish out of snow in front of the Union Oyster House.
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Gandolf, an Irish setter, watched Martine Carroll, 14, walk down Trenton Street.
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People worked to clear the Pleasant Street in Charlestown.
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A woman treaded through snow on Dolphin Avenue in Revere.
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Snow from Swampscott was piled in a huge mound on King Beach.