The December 1969 nor'easter was an intense winter storm that most
notably impacted the Northeastern United States and southern Quebec on
December 25–28. The multi-faceted storm system was blamed for at least
20 deaths in the United States and 15 in Canada. After developing over
Texas and spawning several damaging tornadoes in the Deep South, the
cyclone advanced to the Eastern Seaboard, dropping more than 1 ft
(30 cm) of snow as far south as Washington, D.C. The nor'easter
intensified and slowed as it moved into New England, delivering 40
inches (100 cm) of snowfall in some places, with heavy rain near the
coast and a severe ice storm in Vermont and New Hampshire. In Canada,
Montreal received 27.5 in (70 cm) of snow over a period of 60 hours.
Equipment failures and drifts up to 30 ft (9 m) left roadways blocked
for many days throughout the affected region, and some communities
became inaccessible except by snowmobile. The weight of the snow and
ice, combined with gale-force winds, collapsed roofs and brought down
power lines. Ice jams and excessive rainfall created widespread flooding
in eastern New England.
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