The area was blanketed with more than 20 inches of snow as part of the Blizzard of 1993 which hit the area on March 13.  I thought we should look back at this momentous weather event in light of the anniversary and of the forecast of a massive snowstorm for tomorrow.

View of pedestrian making their way through the snow on Linden St. in downtown Scranton on March 13, 1993. The blizzard force the postponement of the St. Patrick Parade. Sunday Times File

Saturday, March 13 — The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Scranton was postponed because of the storm that was barreling up the East Coast.

Sunday, March 14 — Governor Robert Casey declared a disaster emergency, which closed all the state highways and airports.

Don Fuller rides his bicycle across would be St. Patrick’s Day Parade route on March 13, 1993 at the corner of Spruce Street and Wyoming Avenue as a major snowstorm strikes the region and the East Coast. Michael J Mullen/Staff Photographer

Monday, March 15 — The storm left some 21.4 inches of snow breaking a previous record set in January 1964 that left 21 inches. Also in Pittston, a devastating fire took place that claimed the lives of two firefighters, John Lombardo and Leonard Insalaco.

View of Spruce Street in downtown Scranton during the blizzard of 1993 on March 13, 1993.. Sunday Times File

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Hope you are enjoying the warm weather,