• Short Summary

    Up to twenty inches of snow fell Feb 21 on Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. Planes flying?

  • Description

    Up to twenty inches of snow fell Feb 21 on Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A. Planes flying over the area could see nothing but a continuous vista of snow which soon turned into slush, making streets and highways impassable. A little used snowplough was brought from hibernation to help in the clearing.

    More than any other state in America, Texas is depreciation on its vehicular traffic - distances are great, and public transportation hardly exists. In the streets of Lubbock, traffic was brought to a complete standstill - and two traffic deaths were reported.

    Thousands of automobiles were stranded, schools closed, and students and would-be travellers sought emergency shelter.

    All those left at home could do was dig- dig in a fairyland of snow more at home on a Christmas postcard than a Texas countryside.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3BCB2HSIPN3SBM9EWQH59S1EK
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BCB2HSIPN3SBM9EWQH59S1EK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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