WATCH: 25th anniversary of 1997 October snowstorm in Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Oct. 25, 1997: A day many Lincolnites would remember as a storm dumped over a foot of snow across the Capital City.
In total, 13 inches of snow covered Lincoln, destroying tree branches, canceling school and downing power lines.
The storm which began as rain, quickly changed to snow in the overnight hours, according to the National Weather Service.
Archive video back from 1997 shows Lincolnites pulling out snow removal equipment that hadn’t been started since the prior winter.
Shovels were little help in ridding driveways of the mounds of snow that piled up that morning.
Cars and semis could be seen stranded alongside Interstate 80 and other roadways across the city.
When Channel 8 interviewed Lincoln residents on the snowy Saturday, one called the storm a “complete devastation.”
READ MORE: Lincoln Remembers the October 1997 Snowstorm