• Short Summary

    The worst autumn snowstorm on record, a gale-driven blizzard, swept the East Coast of the U.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Snow blows in street
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    2.
    SV Man battles through blizzard in street
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    CU Wheels of truck turn in snow
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    4.
    BV Policeman directs traffic
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    5.
    CU Postman though deep snow
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    CU Policeman with head muffled up
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    SV People board train
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    TRAVEL SHOT..on train of snowbound track
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    PAN..snowplough along street
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    10.
    LV Snowplough ditto
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    11.
    LV Children on sledge in park
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    12.
    3shots..cars snowed under
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    13.
    TRAVEL SHOT..along road of cars abandoned in snow
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    14.
    TV Cars abandoned in snow
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    LV PAN..cars ditto
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    16.
    SV Car snowed up on road
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    Initials JRG/S/JH/ES



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The worst autumn snowstorm on record, a gale-driven blizzard, swept the East Coast of the U.S., Dec 12, immobilising one by one, the big cities from Washington, New York to Boston.

    The worst hit areas in New York lay in 17 inches of snow. Many city and suburban trains were out of operation and many of the parkways were closed. Almost all entrance and exits in the metropolitan area parkways were blocked with snow drifts or stalled cars.

    The Department of Sanitation immediately started to plough main thoroughfares in Manhattan and the parkways and expressways.

    Cars were abandoned by their owners. Shipping and aircraft were paralysed.

    The blizzard delayed business at the U.N. headquarters. Most schools and many businesses were closed. Many Civil Service and Government employees were given the day off.

    Over 80 deaths were attributed to the state of the weather in the blizzard areas along the Eastern Seabord.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA41TPBWVKGSM71M5SXDUURW0EJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA41TPBWVKGSM71M5SXDUURW0EJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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