Our power was out from 12:30 last night till around 3pm this afternoon. And we're one of the lucky ones. Just spoke to 2 of my friends and theirs is still out. One has a generator, the other went to a hotel, but she'll probably come here tomorrow if it doesn't come back on. There are estimates that some people may be out as long as 3-5 days. Even the grocery store was told not to expect to be back on till Sunday.
Tree branches down everywhere, I was laying in bed last night and could hear the cracking and creaking. My neighbor had a branch go through their pool heater. There's another that is broken and hasn't come down, looks like it will take out part of their fence when it does. Another neighbor had several large branches fall on their above the ground pool, but don't think there's damage. I went out this afternoon and there are detours everywhere because of branches and live wires being down.
Temps are going down in the teens tonight and won't be above the mid-20s tomorrow. People with older, not well insulated houses are likely to have issues with freezing pipes by tomorrow night or Sunday morning. Fortunately the sun came out this afternoon and melted most of the ice on the trees. I was out when it happened and it was pretty nasty, chunks of ice falling out of the trees like missiles hitting the car as I was driving.
But it was beautiful...here's a bunch of pics...
This is a view out my backyard looking toward the road. You can see all the young trees bent over from the weight of the ice.
Closer up to bent over birch tree, this one is in my yard.
This is a shrub in my yard that normally stands about 9 feet tall
Close up, you can see how thick the ice was
More trees in my yard
Poor frozen Christmas basket on my mailbox