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VIDEO: Ohio River freezes during blizzard of 1977

Frozen River: Cincinnati cold snap of 1977
Posted at 7:57 PM, Jan 22, 2013
and last updated 2024-01-18 06:43:23-05

CINCINNATI — If you think it's cold in the Tri-State now, just remember: It could be worse.

In 1977, Cincinnati was blasted with a winter blizzard that brought bitter temperatures cold enough to freeze the Ohio River.

Although it's been over 45 years since that happened, the event left a mark in the memories of many in the Tri-State.

The blizzard lasted for almost two weeks at the end of January that year.

Many Tri-State residents took the rare opportunity to walk across the river.

9 On Your Side dug up archive footage of the blizzard, which can be viewed in the media player.