25 Inches of Snowfall New York 1947

It is because of impassable streets such as this, that New York City officials have asked citizens to take precautions to eliminate fire hazards during the emergency created by the 25.8 inch snowfall of Dec. 26, 1947, New York. This West 82nd Street block between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues is unbroken by the tracks of any vehicles. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)