Blizzard of '77

WNED-TV/"Buffalo's First Ward"

It was 40 years ago this weekend when the infamous Blizzard of '77 blew through Western New York, leaving snow drifts several feet high in places, cars buried, many roads impassable for days and 23 people dead in the Buffalo area alone. Two of the Buffalo weather broadcasters who worked during the blizzard looked back on the storm that still has many thinking of the region as a snow capital.

Courtesy of WNED-TV/"Buffalo's First Ward"

The Blizzard of 1977 took 31 lives in Western New York and the Niagara Peninsula, the most vicious, relentless and paralyzing storm in the living memory of a place often battered by brutal winter weather.