Photos: Huge snowstorm 25 years ago

WASHINGTON – One of the most intense nor’easters to impact the East Coast last century happened 25 years ago this week.

The three-day blizzard, dubbed “The Storm of the Century” inundated the eastern third of the U.S.

See photos from back then.

A lone skier crosses the Mall in front of the Washington Monument, March 14, 1993. Much of downtown Washington was deserted Sunday morning as they city began to recover from one of the biggest winter storms in recent years. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
A formaly dressed Jeffrey Resto shovels snow outside a theater in New York Times Square Saturday evening,March 13, 1993 as the city continued to be effected by the winter storm that brought New York City to a virtual standstill. (AP Photo/Paul Hurschmann)
An unidentified pedestrian, braving a fierce storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow on the metropolitan area, pauses to look at a city snowperson--a rare sight on the streets of midtown New York on Broadway and 53rd Street on March 13, 1993. (AP Photo/Shirley Barenholz)
A motorist makes an early exit after losing control of his vehicle, which slid off the road on Interstate 20 East during a blizzard in Atlanta, Saturday, March 13, 1993. The area was battered by the major storm which caused power outages and snarling traffic. (AP Photo/Curtis Compton)
Howard Truss, left, leaves his beach house with John Burgess in Old Greenwich, Connecticut, March 13, 1993, in search of higher ground to wait out Saturday's winter storm. Howard and his family will be staying with the Burgess' household while they ride the storm out. (AP Photo/Janet Durrans)
Melissa Day, age 12, from Panama City, Fla., is shown during the blizzard in Washington, March 13, 1993. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Tim Stevenson shovels snow against a railroad tie placed in front of a friend's driveway on Foster Avenue in Marshfield, Mass., March 13, 1993, as a winter storm moved into New England. The men hope this little barrier will keep sea water from rolling down the driveway and into the basement when the surf comes over the sea wall across the street. (AP Photo/Stephen Savoia)
A fire truck from New York's Ladder Company 50, with lights flashing, drives past the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Vista Hotel during a fierce winter storm in New York, March 13, 1993. The blizzard conditions prompted closing of all the area airports and the National Weather Service issued coastal flood warnings. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
An unidentified cross-country skier plants his poles as a pedestrian covers her face as she crosses New York's Fifth Avenue during a ferocious blizzard, March 13, 1993. Extremely high winds and dense snow are causing hazardous driving and all area airports remain closed. (AP Photo/David Karp)
Ling Kim makes his way across Washington Street as a truck slowly approaches during the winter storm in New York, March 13, 1993. Few braved the wind-driven snowstorm that closed all three major airports and called for the evacuation of residents in low-lying areas of Long Island. (AP Photo/Robert Clark)
FILE - In this March 15, 1993 file photo, morning commuters negotiate their way over one of many walls of ice and snow that blocked street corners in New York's midtown Manhattan. Most of the secondary streets throughout the city were impassable from several inches of snow and ice. (AP Photo/Justine Sutcliffe, File)
A pedestrian walks through the snow to the Capitol complex near the downtown interstate highway connector, March 13, 1993, in Atlanta, Ga. Signs to I-75 and I-85 were knocked down in the windy snowstorm that hit the area. The gold dome of the Capitol is at top center. (AP Photo/Curtis Compton)
Janelle Jarous climbs a mound of packed snow in Larchmont, N.Y. on March 14, 1993 to get at a hard to reach spot on the roof of her car as she digs her car out after a storm that covered the Northeast with snow and ice. Over a foot of snow and heavy winds made the for one of the worst winter storms of the century. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm)
A line of trucks with snow plows push snow across the Memorial Bridge heading from Washington into Arlington, Va. as snow fell in the Washington area, March 13, 1993. The major storm battered the area snarling roads and closing museums. The Lincoln Memorial is in the background. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson)
An unidentified cross-country skier plants his poles as a pedestrian covers her face as she crosses New York's Fifth Avenue during a ferocious blizzard, March 13, 1993. Extremely high winds and dense snow are causing hazardous driving and all area airports remain closed. (AP Photo/David Karp)
A woman pushes a toddler in a stroller through ankle-deep water collected from melting snow in the Union Square area of New York City, March 16, 1993. Workers chopping ice and shoveling snow took over blizzard cleanup at street corners and catch basins where mechanized muscle can't do the job. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
A truck driver tosses a box over a mound of ice and snow to a waiting helper as he makes deliveries in New York Monday morning, March 15, 1993. Cities along the East Coast continue to dig out from the weekend's blizzard. (AP Photo/Justine Sutcliffe)
A homeless man wraps what clothes he has on around himself as he walks along Manhattan?s Sixth Avenue in morning on Sunday, March 14, 1993 after a winter storm brought the city to a standstill on Saturday. Wind-driven snow blanketed the city and its suburbs closing airports, cutting off transportation systems and leaving midtown Manhattan mostly deserted. (AP Photo/Mike Albans)
Tim Stevenson shovels snow against a railroad tie placed in front of a friend's driveway on Foster Avenue in Marshfield, Mass., March 13, 1993, as a winter storm moved into New England. The men hope this little barrier will keep sea water from rolling down the driveway and into the basement when the surf comes over the sea wall across the street. (AP Photo/Stephen Savoia)
A new York City taxi driver tries to free his cab from snow piled up by street plows early Sunday morning March 15, 1993, in lower Manhattan, after a winter storm hit the metropolitan area Saturday. About 10 inches of snow plus rain and sleet combined with high winds and low temperatures with the occasional thunder and lightning complicated coping with the major storm. (AP Photo/Mike Albans)
Morning commuters negotiate their way over one of many walls of ice and snow that blocked street corners in midtown Manhattan Monday, March 15, 1993. Most of the secondary streets throughout the city remain impassable from several inches of snow and ice. (AP Photo/Justine Sutcliffe)
Allen, bottom, and Lauren Haywood, cousins from Washington DC, take advantage of the snowy hill in front of the Capitol to have some fun Sunday, March 14, 1993. Riding on top is Aubrey Parsons of Washington. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson)
Dana Miller of Cape Hateras, N.C., sails across the Mall near the Washington Monument. Sunday afternoon March 14, 1993 in Washington DC. Miller converted his sail board into a sail ski to enjoy winds across snow-covered Mall. Nearly a foot of snow fell during a major winter storm over the weekend. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson)
LaGuardia Airport workers busy themselves with snow removal and airplane preparation as the readies to reopen March 14, 1993 in New York. The sunny weather helped New Yorkers with digging out from under the worst winter storm of the century. (AP Photo/William McGinn)
Thousands of passengers wait in line at the Delta ticket counter at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport Sunday , March 14, 1993 hoping to get a flight to their destinations. The airport was closed Saturday due to the winter storm and reopened Sunday. Many were stranded by closed highways in the area and hoped to get flights out. AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
An unidentified pedestrian, braving a fierce storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow on the metropolitan area, pauses to look at a city snowperson--a rare sight on the streets of midtown New York on Broadway and 53rd Street on March 13, 1993. (AP Photo/Shirley Barenholz)
A formaly dressed Jeffrey Resto shovels snow outside a theater in New York Times Square Saturday evening,March 13, 1993 as the city continued to be effected by the winter storm that brought New York City to a virtual standstill. (AP Photo/Paul Hurschmann)
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