Bethlehem, PA Blizzard, Dec 1909

Blizzard bound in Bethlehems

Special to The Inquirer.

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Dec. 27. – The Bethlehems were today still blizzard-bound, with business conditions thoroughly paralyzed. Along the lines of the Lehigh Valley Transit Company more than twenty-five cars are hopelessly snowed in. The Blue Ridge, Slate Belt, South Bethlehem and Saucon trolley companies are totally tied up. The Lehigh Valley Railroad finds it necessary to use two engines to move trains.

The North Penn branch of the Philadelphia and Reading has succeeded in getting one track open between here and Philadelphia, and several hundred men are employed in cutting away the huge drifts that heap the other track. Near Sellersville four large locomotives were stuck in drifts. Four trains from Philadelphia were tied up at Lansdale all night. Several theatre parties from here who went to Allentown on Christmas night were forced to spend the night in stalled trolley cars.

Dairymen took to the fields to bring milk to town.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 28 Dec 1909

Search for more information on this disaster and other train wrecks, fires, accidents, etc. in historical newspapers in the Newspaper Archive. You just might find your ancestors in old newspaper articles. Search for your ancestors among the billions of names at Find death records, census images, immigration lists and genealogy other databases for your surnames. Use this Free trial to search for your ancestors. Start Your Family Tree It's FREE and easy. Start with yourself, your parents, grandparents and you're on your way to building your family history! Get Started Now and build your family tree at It's Free!