So how bad was it? Parts of the Tri-State were blanketed in more than two feet of snow.
Unusually warm weather and rain followed, triggering major flooding.
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The storm and the flooding were blamed for more than 180 deaths, and $3 billion dollars of damage.
The blizzard is on record as the 6th biggest snowstorm in New York City.
Below, check out our original coverage with Bill Beutel and the Eyewitness News team from Jan. 8, 1996.
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