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Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« on: December 12, 2008, 03:21:25 PM »
They really are quite beautiful, but the impact is devestating. I got caught in one during my first winter in Illinois. Wiped out many of Champaign county and many trees on campus and power to remote parts of the county for a month.

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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2008, 03:28:24 PM »
I'm without power now due to the same problem. New Hampshire is 98% powerless right now.

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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2008, 03:32:40 PM »



I was in this same situation this morning as I made my way to work.

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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 03:35:59 PM »
My grandparent had no power for 7 days from our last one.  I think it was 3 years ago?  It was pretty crazy.  We were only out of power for 1 day.

I posted images of it the next day.
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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2008, 10:15:00 PM »
Yes, as Scott said, it was about 3 yrs ago when we in central Ohio went thru one.  I was out of power for about 30 hours but many were out for a week or more.  It was indeed beautiful to behold, but was also a very nerve racking time worrying about things like pipes bursting.  I sent the wife and kids to a hotel for the night and I stayed home and slept next to the fireplace. 
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2008, 11:31:40 PM »
Yes, as Scott said, it was about 3 yrs ago when we in central Ohio went thru one.  I was out of power for about 30 hours but many were out for a week or more.  It was indeed beautiful to behold, but was also a very nerve racking time worrying about things like pipes bursting.  I sent the wife and kids to a hotel for the night and I stayed home and slept next to the fireplace. 

Exactly! it might be beuatiful but it is a disaster in all other senses of the world. A lot of things that you wouldn't even think about get messed up for extended period of time and it's just scary!
I am for one glad that I haven't yet seen something like that in NJ.. maybe the humidity and relatively southern position keeps us safe. hopefully.


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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2008, 07:11:21 PM »



I was in this same situation this morning as I made my way to work.


If it sprinkles one or 2 drops of ice here...everything closes down!  And you had to go to work in that mess? :scared:

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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2008, 09:12:59 PM »
Not an ice storm, but these are pictures from a snow storm we had earlier this year, I posted them back then here:  http://www.tennis4you.com/forum/index.php?topic=8992.0

I cannot seem to locate my post from the ice storm.  I bet I have the photos somewhere around here though...
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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 02:20:52 PM »
Many folks still without power after the storm from last Thurs. night.  Some may not get it back until after Christmas.
A major pain in the butt for some folks, though sales of generators have gone through the roof!

More snow last night and now a freezing drizzle will further hamper clean up and power restoration.  Also a big dump due in of Friday.

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Re: Anyone ever seen an Ice Storm?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2008, 07:14:58 PM »
Many folks still without power after the storm from last Thurs. night.  Some may not get it back until after Christmas.
A major pain in the butt for some folks, though sales of generators have gone through the roof!

More snow last night and now a freezing drizzle will further hamper clean up and power restoration.  Also a big dump due in of Friday.

Woooohoooo! :))


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