Monster storm compared to deadly 1978 blizzard
Radio host Howie Carr weighs in
- Duration 4:04
- Date Feb 8, 2013
Radio host Howie Carr weighs in
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The deadly Boston blizzard of 1978.
-- telling us that that may be the closest thing that the region has seen to this.
Since those days and a black and white photos pictures from that storm which crippled the city of Boston almost to the day 35 years ago.
That's stormed out more than two feet of snow and it lashed the city with hurricane force winds very similar to what we're expecting that seen this time around.
Cars were buried under rivers and snow the entire city was just frozen in police for the most part.
And again the bay state governor ordered all vehicles.
Off the road they don't want to see a repeat of this because what -- people literally got snowed under in their vehicles.
And some of those people died in those cars that is a very.
Stark memory for a lot of people in the Boston area they want to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Joining us now is a man who remembers that quite well radio talk show host Howie Carr he covered the blizzard of 78 for the Boston Herald -- -- -- how you -- I -- Hi -- I'm done doing just fine I want wondered how I'm gonna get all the radio station note tonight -- my show runs stole seven and -- much both the drive a car rapper or walk in the afternoon.
I hope he does he -- fellow at the radio station there.
And a public transportation its their problem at New York but they've but shut down the MBE -- era Boston at 330 it's kind of -- -- you have a real job.
It is -- as Korea and got you -- I wonder what your gonna do what I do hope you have a -- cheering neuropathy Humana stay in there tonight.
What do you remember about these are -- -- a Boston and we're looking at right now on this is just -- hasn't even begun folks and take a look at how we remember about 1978.
-- billion won one big difference Martha is that we in 1978 about three days -- we got it would be blizzard of 78 we got him what 21 entrance.
That that's still the sixth biggest Mormon Austin history so what happened was there was -- placed the book that's now being you know we could if you even if you had.
You know we appreciate you -- get a parking space ship notable people getting at the fights about we're putting this stuff all.
In the you know we're we're we're -- golf there was no nothing but it -- no -- of what it.
But the more people -- -- so much an open but where that -- that when they started taking off of 128 the big -- -- around the city.
They just started -- space they could still bump it into the harbor there were no YE EPA regulations.
And some others probably its older were so apply the one restarted pumping was no -- that artwork they found out that they were there -- bumping ours but it but it.
-- the -- that but.
How much older -- And it was a different world.
I mean you know I think back no cell funds not a lot of communication at the kind of warnings that we have now about the weather systems totally different -- -- -- -- -- I don't spot like that Turkey and of 38 which I don't remember by the way study that you know it just.
It just came up out of nowhere because yeah.
Yeah -- where you are killed hundreds of people -- who has lost all those -- so everybody that you know it is 78 it -- -- -- weathermen were still sort of -- you know everybody had their -- not unilateral system they've -- have all these if these these these -- been planned and you know a couple of guys that it got it right -- a couple of guys -- -- a lot of people were just caught by surprise but they don't -- -- but -- -- -- on the highway covered in snow in some tragic cases right.
Why exactly I think that's what get the ballpark for his first year they got that caught what they the storm but start at about 1 o'clock in the afternoon.
And they didn't have time -- -- off the past turnpike in the it was just a disaster I think he's trying to look.
Avoid that amount tribal on the bright side why -- shutting down the state when I cannot I I concede amassed quite where I am now the major right east west are they -- and that it ended but the smoke doesn't keep the respect he.
You know it's still it's to look pretty good -- Well how lasted just a college governor you're very important person and I think they should give -- personal snowplow last court find your car.
And they know why don't you -- you know you are.
I don't think you could lock up there all my good friends in the Boston area we wish you good luck and -- -- everybody thanks tally.
Look at the time to work but I appreciate it up by.