|Friday, March 4, 1904||The Newmarket Era||Page 3, col. 2|
Such a storm.
The thunder and lightning early Sunday morning was followed by the worst storm of the season on Monday afternoon. Roads were blocked in every direction. The 3 o'clock train got stuck in a drift near Thornhill and all other trains out of Toronto were cancelled.
The North Bay train got here about six o'clock with about 150 passengers, and it was tied up here until after ten o'clock on Tuesday night, the passengers being accommodated at our hotels. There were people aboard from all parts of the world and a number visited our factories during the day.
The trolley was tied up for several days. It has been an awful winter for the railroad and electric lines.
Just such a storm as this occurred 30 years ago the 27th of this month, when the late W. L. Jones took a photographic view of Main St., the snow being from 5 to 6 feet deep where it was shoveled off the sidewalks on each side of the street.
In the surrounding country the roads were blocked in all directions and path-masters had to order the men out to do statute labor. In many beats the men shoveled snow all day. Mr, Thompson, the milkman, failed to reach town on Tuesday—quite a disappointment to his customers.
Railways: G.T.Ry., Met.Ry.
Stations: Concord, Newmarket