(WZZM) People in West Michigan don't have much to complain about when it comes to weather this January. However, 34 years ago this week was quite a different story.
The Blizzard of '78 impacted much of the Midwest and East Coast with a powerful force that killed about 20 people. That blizzard, which was one of two that year, was one of the most powerful winter storms in Michigan history.
Nearly everything was just blanketed in snow. For people around back then, the anniversary serves as a reminder how severe winter can really be. For those who weren't around at the time, it's a reality check.
Cars, homes and even some buildings were nearly buried in snow. When it was said and done Grand Rapids got 19 inches of snow.
People say the roads were roads were impassable for days. The Michigan National Guard was even called out to help stranded drivers and road crews.
By Angela Cunningham