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Remembering the Valentine's Day Blizzard in 2007

By Meghan Evans, Meteorologist
February 14, 2012; 8:19 PM ET

A Valentine's Day Blizzard raged across the Northeast in 2007, dropping as much as 3.5 feet of snow and causing roof failures.

The storm first pushed across the mid-South on Feb. 13, unleashing snow on its northern edge in the Midwest. Chicago got 11.6 inches of snow from Feb. 12-14, 2007.

The storm then shifted off the Atlantic coast on Valentine's Day, strengthening rapidly east of the mid-Atlantic and southeastern New England.

High winds howled and heavy snow thumped across the interior Northeast as the storm gathered strength. Significant blowing and drifting of snow made it even harder on crews trying to keep roads clear.

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The heavy snow forced officials to close Interstate 81 and the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Scranton.

A state of emergency was declared in Lackawanna County, Pa., due to the tremendous amount of snow.

The heaviest snow fell from New York state to northern New England, with this corridor receiving 2-3.5 feet.

A 150-year old historical barn collapsed due to the weight of a foot of snow on the Chenango Bridge in New York.

The roof of a building in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., collapsed, displacing 20 people, while 30 inches of snow buried Cooperstown, N.Y., causing the roof of a trailer to collapse.

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