Snowpocalypse Now

A year after this chaotic event, Pittsburgh Magazine recalls some of the most harrowing figures from that remarkable fortnight.

It was a dark and stormy night. There was a bite in the air and some flakes drifting past the orange glow of street lamps. Who would have guessed that some Friday-night flurries would lead to “Snowmageddon,” one of the most dramatic snowstorms in Pittsburgh history? And what about its sequel, which came a few days later? Roads were clogged, power lines were felled and schools were shut down for days on end. A year after this chaotic event, Pittsburgh Magazine recalls some of the most harrowing figures from that remarkable fortnight.

Check out some Snowmageddon photos from last winter.

130,000 Pennsylvanians who lost power during Snowmageddon

5,720 Flickr photos tagged “Snowmageddon”

1,700 Miles of plowable roads in Allegheny County

81 plows and salting trucks initially dispatched

16 days Pittsburgh received “disaster emergency” status

12 shift hours per worker during the snowstorm

2 total official communications between the Mayor and the city during the disaster period

1 baby born on Route 51 during the storm

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