This week’s view features Frank Fohne navigating Scott-Troy Road with an O’Fallon Township snowplow after the Blizzard of 1982. An all-day rain on Saturday Jan. 30, 1982 intensified into thunderstorms in the evening. Then the temperature dropped. Thunderstorm became thundersnow – thunder and lightning accompanied by heavy, quickly accumulating snow. By Sunday afternoon, O’Fallon was buried under 18 inches of snow with drifts up to 5 feet. The photo was taken on Monday, the next day.
(Contributed by Brian Keller, O’Fallon Historical Society)