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Monday, June 24

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Snowpocalypse, Snowmageddon, snOMG... Whatever you called it, a year ago today, you were preparing for a lot of snow. We wouldn't know until 24 hours later that it was the third biggest snowfall Chicago had ever seen. Here's a look back at some of the sights and sounds from the blizzard.


Stuck in a car on Lake Shore Drive for 10 hours:

The aftermath on Lake Shore Drive:

Associated Press story on Feb. 2, 2011:

An amazing story from Baratunde Thurston, who happened to be in town during the blizzard, of going to LSD to help get people's cars unstuck: "I'm just a man from Brooklyn with a shovel. My epic tale from Chicago's Lake Shore Drive."

Photos and video I took in West Ridge:

South Lake Shore Drive, photographed by David Schalliol:
Lake Shore Drive in the Blizzard

Up on the El tracks, photographed by Michael Patrick Perry:
Looking north over the "L" tracks

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