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Worst Snowstorm in Years

Herald of Feb. 24, 1972

The worst snowstorm in six years fell in the Cove bringing 60 mile an hour winds and approximately 20 inches of snow. The snow started falling on Friday and continued through Saturday morning when strong winds began to blow. Snow plows were unable to keep up with the blowing snow, and roads drifted shut. At one point as many as 20 cars were reported snowbound along Rt. 866 between Martinsburg and Curryville. Dairy farmers along some secondary roads were forced to dump milk because tank trucks could not get through. WKMC Radio in Roaring Spring stayed on the air past it’...


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