SNOW WAY! 20 years since the blizzard of 1996

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We don't have any snow in the forecast today...but 20 years ago was a very different story.

On January 7th, 1996 Philadelphia was hit by 30.7 inches of snow, during a severe nor'easter that has come to be known as the Blizzard of 1996.  It was a record-breaking storm here in Philadelphia, with 26.7 inches of snow falling in just 24 hours. Schools were closed for about a week as city officials attempted to move the massive amounts of snow off the streets, even dumping massive amounts of snow into the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.

Major cities across the east coast, including Washington, D.C., Baltimore and New York City were also paralyzed by this massive storm.

Anyone who went through the blizzard of '96 remembers it well, including staff right here at PHL17 News.

Tweet us your Blizzard of '96 pics at @PHL17 or @EyeOpenerPhilly.