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On this day: Winnipeg 1966 blizzard [archives]

While it seems that the cold will never go away for Manitoba so far this winter season, at least you aren’t waking up to this! These pictures are from archives of the 1966 March 4th blizzard that impacted Winnipeg.

In Westwood, there were reports of 2.4-metre drifts, while downtown 1,600 people were forced to spend the night inside the Bay and Eaton’s as hundreds more remained trapped in buses. -Winnipeg Free Press

Go through the slideshow of images below:

According to the Winnipeg Free Press, “the city was battered by 80 km/h winds that gusted up to 109 km/h, and when it was all over, there was 35.5 centimetres of snow on the ground, an amount that would not be surpassed until 43.2 centimetres piled up in April 1997.”

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