RETRO ROME – From the Daily Sentinel pages – February 3, 1966. City of Rome and Oneida county plowing crews worked without sleep to open essential arteries of transportation. The “white out” smothered the northeast. The blizzard and extreme cold contributed to at least 75 deaths from highway accidents, fires and heart attacks in 16 states.
March 13, 1993. Rome residents trudge through the snow with their dog, who doesn’t seem to mind the snow one bit. The Blizzard of ’93 dumped 18 inches of snow on the area on the weekend – only a week short of the first day of spring. Teamwork by local community and emergency services helped make the storm only an inconvenience for most. (Sentinel file photo by John Clifford)