On March 26, 1970, the northwest suburbs were hit by a 12-inch blanket of wet snow. And it didn’t go well for some of the drivers.
This picture was recently acquired and the back of it says, “Spring Snowstorm Clobbers Chicago Suburb–Scene in Hoffman Estates, ILL.” Can anyone say where this photo was taken? It’s clearly a gently rolling terrain with young trees and either a fence or barricade in the background. There look to be a number of spinouts and apparently the snow made things slippery enough that a police car couldn’t maneuver the hill either. Or a truck for that matter.
I’d be curious to see if anyone recognizes the location. Please leave a comment if you have a clue!
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library