CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee -(WDEF) The Tennessee Valley is entering a time of the year where temperatures are starting to warm up as old man winter comes to an end but around this time 20 years ago, a super storm left the valley under ice and snow.
Super storm 93 better known as The Great Blizzard or Storm of the Century formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993 then dissipated over the North Atlantic three days later.
The storm stretched from Cuba to Canada via the Eastern United States.
Chattanooga received more than 20 inches of snowfall while areas in West Virginia got over 50 inches.
"Never in my life, have I seen this much snow, fortunately enough, we did not lose power. We did not lose power, we were the only five or six houses in the neighborhood that did not," said Chattanooga resident Bob Jackson.
Roadways were shut down and temperatures in some areas dropped well below zero degrees.
"The thing that I most remember about the blizzard was how cold it got after the blizzard. After we got all the snow and everything froze and was froze for for like five or six days and you couldn't go anywhere and you were stuck in your houses,"said Chattanooga resident John Smith.
Super Storm 93 caused $6.6 Billion in damages across the East and Southeast region of the US.
310 people across the country lost their lives as a result of that storm.
News 12 will air a thirty minute special Tuesday night called 'The Blizzard of 93- Twenty Years later.'
It will be at 7:30 right after Prime News at Seven.