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February 3, 2008

Duration of storm 32 hours, 40 minutes (Feb. 6-8, 1978)

Snow depths 27-54 inches, drifts up to 15 feet

Wind velocity Peak gusts of 69 mph in Boston, 92 mph in Chatham

Tides 16 feet above normal

Deaths 29

Homes destroyed 2,163

Vehicles stranded 3,000 cars, 500 trucks on Route 128

Estimated impact on Massachusetts economy $1.43 billion in current dollars

SOURCE: Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

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