Blizzard of 1996

Philadelphia Police officers push a patrol car along 21st Street near the Ben Franklin Parkway after the Blizzard of 1996 dropped more than 30 inches of snow on the city in about 24 hours, setting records that still stand today.

I managed to drive my car from home in East Falls to a Center City garage but could only hike from there because the mayor declared a state of emergency, permitting only emergency workers on the roadways.

I trudged from North Broad Street to Rittenhouse Square and the Philadelphia Museum of Art to get the photos below. I may have taken a train to get the airport shot but I really don’t remember.

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