Fifteen persons, stymied in efforts to get rides, thought of a novel solution to their problem.
They went to the General hospital receiving station to await ambulances calls which might send an ambulance to their section of town. At the peak of the storm Claus Johnson, 57, who lives in a small cottage at Twenty-seventh avenue north and the river, was chopping wood to replenish low fuel stock. Anna Tollefson, police matron, was hostess for the night to 30 women, who, marooned in the loop, sought lodging in the matron’s quarters. in Richfield burned to the ground last night while a Richfield fire truck was trying to reach the home.
Ice on trolley wires also served to handicap the service. Bjorck made arrangements to hire a number of city trucks to help the streetcar company.
These, in turn, supplemented a fleet of private trucks hired by the company.
The forecast for Armistice Day 1940, as reported in the Minneapolis Morning Tribune dated Nov. More than 16 inches of snow fell in Minneapolis, more than 2 feet in other parts of the state. Here is the lead story, followed by a few of the dozens of storm-related briefs. During the storm, winds reached a velocity of 60 miles an hour, drifts piled up as high as five feet, and there was a temperature drop to sub-zero depths, Williston and Minot, N. Those who had found shelter were urged to stay there until conditions improved. One woman was killed and her husband and another woman were hurt when their car apparently was thrown into the path of an oncoming truck by the strong winds near the Ramsey county line on highway No. Within a short time two dozen other motorists, blinded by the snow, slid into the pile of disabled machines. In Minneapolis, where the rush hour of automobile traffic late in the day packed ice into the ruts of trolley rails, street cars were practically at a standstill by nightfall.
11, gave barely a hint of what was to come that day: “Cloudy, occasional snow, and colder, much colder.” Many took advantage of the mild holiday weather and made plans to spend the day outdoors. which turned to snow, accompanied by howling wind … Temperatures dropped from near 60 to the single digits in less than 24 hours. The photos below appeared in subsequent editions of the Tribune and the Star Journal. Plans were made to send out bulletins on the radio this morning. D., overran a switch signal and collided head on with a freight train. The injured deputy, Kermit Hedman, was severely cut below the knee. Every available plow, 17 in the Twin Cities, of which 11 were in Minneapolis, got on the job, but the fact that nearly 40 street cars were of tracks in various parts of the city served to stall the plows, too.
The fact that telephone and telegraph service was hard hit added to the isolation of various communities of the northwest.
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