Illinois Weather Trivia for March 25th

3/25/1978
A major ice storm affected a large portion of central Illinois over a two-day period. The storm, leaving several inches of ice, was described as one of the worst in many years. 24 counties were declared disaster areas. The thick ice combined with strong winds to down power lines, tree limbs, and TV antennas; small fires resulted from the broken power lines. Cleanup across the area lasted up to a week.

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