40th Anniversary of Chicago’s Blizzard of ’79 and Ten Snowstorms that Shut Down the Windy City

PHOTO: Pedestrians totter, cars crawl, and the snow falls as Chicago is hit by 20 inches of snow, Jan. 14, 1979. Several more inches are predicted by Sunday in the major storm, which closed O'Hare International Airport, most of the Interstate thoroughfares in the city, and made any form of travel hazardous. CREDIT: Fred Jewell/AP

Dave Plier, Roger Badsech look back on the 40th anniversary of Chicago’s Blizzard of ’79.