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See Washington, D.C. Get Buried in Snow During Epic 1966 Blizzard

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As the Eastern U.S. prepares for an epic blizzard Friday, take a look back with a news broadcast from another major storm.

The footage is from Washington, D.C. in 1966—when a huge storm hit the East Coast, practically shutting down the country’s capital. A narrator calls the North American Blizzard of 1966 the “storm of the century,” as the footage shows Washington covered in snow, with the monuments blanketed in white.

D.C. will bear the brunt of this weekend’s storm and is expected to receive 2 ft. or more of snow.

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