Started: February 17, 1979 at 12 am EST
Ended: February 19, 1979 at 12 am EST
|The snow storm began late Saturday and ended early Monday. Snow fall ranged from trace along the Coast; 6 to 8 inches on the Coastal Plain; 9 to 13 inches in the Piedmont; and 10 to 19 inches in the Mountains. Several buildings collapsed from snow on the roof. Poultry farms in Union County have near 1/2 million dollars in damage. Eight people were killed. Four got lost in the snow and died of exposure; two boys were killed by a snow plow; and two men had heart attacks in the snow. Businesses and schools closed. Some utility lines were damaged. Several scout troops had to be rescued in the mountains where they were camped. In addition there were many people injured and cars damaged from snow related accidents.
|$500,000 to $5,000,000
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