Commonwealth Journal

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March 13, 2013

This March unlike blizzard 20 years ago

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Somerset —

“Between 3,000 and 4,000 motorists were stranded along the highways. Emergency shelters were set up in Ashland and London. Some of the heavier snowfall amounts were: Perry County, 30 inches; Pikeville, 24 inches, Ashland, 22 inches; and London, 22 inches. At the Jackson National Weather Service Office 19.8 inches fell in 24 hours, with a storm total of 20.3 inches. At Hazard the 24 hour snowfall record for the state of Kentucky was set, with 25 inches. The Blizzard of '93 will long be remembered across eastern Kentucky and the eastern United States.”
 

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