A car travels through the snow in Middletown in January, 1978. JOURNAL-NEWS ARCHIVE PHOTOS

Flashback Friday: Check out how 1970s Middletown handled a major January snowstorm

With snow predicted this weekend, it’s worth remembering: It could always be worse.

We dug into our archives to find old photos of snowstorms in the area’s history, and we compiled more than a dozen nostalgic images of a January 1978 storm that hit Middletown.

Click on the card below to flip through the gallery of snow piles, shovelers, backups and more.

MORE HISTORY PHOTO GALLERIES:

• Photos of the Butler County Fair through the years

• 16 amazing black-and-white photos of the historic Butler County Courthouse

• 25 images that show Butler County school life through the years

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