The Miami Valley was hit with 11.5 inches of snow on Dec. 22, 2004, setting off days of health risks, daily life interruptions and holiday travel frustrations. Not letting up, Mother Nature dropped another 4.9 inches on Dec. 23. Look back on the Dayton Daily News coverage of those unusual (yet aesthetically beautiful) days in these archive pages. Click on a page to see a larger view.
Photo: Interstate 70, westbound near Dayton, after almost a foot of snow fell on the area near Christmas 2004. This line of vehicles had been sitting for more than 16 hours. Photo by Skip Peterson