A historic nor'easter brought blizzard conditions to New England, New Jersey and the New York City area at the beginning of February in 1978. Boston received a record 27.1 inches of snow and Providence, R.I., also broke a record, with 27.6 inches of snow. The storm killed approximately 100 people in the Northeast and injured around 4,500. It also caused over $520 million in damage.
The following images are compiled from various personal photos on Flickr that were taken during the blizzard.
In this photo people abandon their cars after getting stuck in the snow.