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From the CBC archives: March 1966 blizzard buries Winnipeg in snow

It's been 50 years since Winnipeg got absolutely walloped with snow when a blizzard blew through on March 4, 1966.
A blizzard dumped loads of snow on Winnipeg in March of 1966. (CBC)

It's been 50 years since Winnipeg got absolutely walloped with snow when a blizzard blew through on March 4, 1966.

There's no sound in our decades-old footage, but the visuals show Winnipeggers shoveling their way out of their homes and walking backwards like frozen zombies through blistering winds.

It paints an accurate picture of what it was like in the city at the time.

Piles of snow fell on Winnipeg March 4, 1966, leaving people stranded in their homes. 2:15