1 Year Later: Braving the Blizzard of 2016

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This man sat at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art waiting for the iconic steps to clear so he could brave a slide down during the Blizzard of 2016. Sledding down the steps -- whether in an inner tube or on a piece of cardboard -- is big tradition in the city during snowy winters.
A first responder carries a resident through icy flood waters in Ocean City, New Jersey during high tide Saturday morning. Rescues were made in several shore towns including Margate City and The Wildwoods.
Carrie Ensle
John Hicks and his fiance, Carrie Ensle, waded through rising storm waters in West Wildwood, New Jersey Saturday to get to safety on this military surplus vehicle. Hicks said he "didn't think" he was going to make it to the truck.
A 60 foot wide portion of the roof from Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown, Pennsylvania collapsed under the weight of the heavy snow Saturday night. Falling debris set off the church's sprinkler system causing more damage. "I looked up and we could just see out to the sky a third of the roof to half of the roof is gone," Senior Pastor Rev. Lee Wiggins said.
Jeff Bowlin
Philadelphia City Hall is almost completely masked by blinding snow during a squall Saturday night. More than 22 inches of snow officially fell in the city -- the fourth highest on record.
When you get nearly two feet of snow, the best way to clear a path out of your Nazareth, Pennsylvania house really is a snow blower. The Lehigh Valley saw some of the highest snow totals with 31.5 inches in South Allentown.
Jessica Hinkle
Philadelphia firefighters and paramedics pull a citizen through the snow during an emergency call. The city's first responders were not immune from the harsh conditions with several fire trucks and ambulances becoming stuck in the snow.
Jason Pellegrini
Sea Isle City's main drag, JFK Boulevard, was flooded with mini-icebergs as high tide took over the barrier island on Saturday morning. Firefighters had to battle a blaze just a few blocks away on Landis Avenue as the storm raged on.
Dave Callahan
A man and woman stand back from a raging ocean near The Cove in Cape May, New Jersey during the Blizzard of 2016.
Mikey Reeves
Blizzard? What blizzard? The wind-blown and whiteout conditions didn't stop this guy from getting in a jog along State Street in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Chris Jackman
A group of students stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in central Pennsylvania didn't let the blizzard stop them from celebrating mass. They built an altar in the snow using signs from a pro-life rally they attended in Washington, D.C. State officials said some 500 vehicles, including tractor-trailers and buses became stuck on the roadway for more than 19 hours during the storm.
Rei Horst
It was almost a ghost town in downtown West Chester, Pennsylvania as the snowstorm continued to pound the area Saturday evening.
Carol Hammal
Snow drifts were a major part of this blizzard as strong winds blew snow all over neighborhoods. A blinding spray flew along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Saturday evening as the storm began to pull away.
Nathan offered to pitch in and help his parents start digging out from the Blizzard of 2016. He's not the only kid having fun in the snow. Check out more fun in the snow photos here.
Snow shovels in hand, people all across the region emerged from their homes Sunday to start digging out from Saturday's historic blizzard. A dozen people in Philadelphia's Wissahickon section worked to find their cars under the snow cover. Good luck finding a parking space!
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