As our region readies itself for a string of winter weather, I pulled from our archives images from a snowstorm that hit our region on February 13 and 14, 1950.

The storm’s 60 mph winds on Feb. 14 created 11 feet snow drifts in some areas. It was reported that forty motorist took refuge overnight in two restaurants in Finch Hill near Carbondale because of the storm. Peter Orazzi, son of the Mr. and Mrs. Dante Orazzi, said of the storm “the worst we’ve had except for the Valentine’s Day blizzard of 1940.” The Orazzi’s operated the Blue Ridge Inn, where some of the stranded motorist took refuge from the storm. The Orazzi’s served their overnight guests a hot breakfast in the morning.

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