Posted: Feb 8, 2013 7:11 PM by Pat Shingleton
Prior to today, the biggest blizzard in southern New England's history banged Boston and coastal areas on February 6, 1978. For the first time in its 106-year-history, the Boston Globe was unable to deliver its paper. Today, 42 million people will be in the two-fisted storm zone. Original projections suggest expectations of 100,000 power outages and officials have insisted that all travel be cancelled. In Boston, driving on the streets will incur a $500 fine and a year jail-time. Acts of God-The Old Farmer's Almanac notes in its "Blizzard Hall of Fame," the Great Snow of 1717 was a series of four storms that extended to March 7th with five feet of snow in New England. Newspaper accounts reported that 95 percent of New England's deer population died.