Ice storm came with the start of winter. And what an ice storm it was! Thousands of people lost hydro power and were without heat and water for several days. Fortunately, the amazing hydro workers are dealing with the last of these outages.
In this community, there was a lot of damage to trees but only a small number of people lost power.
The maple tree in our back yard was covered with ice for a week until it received a light snowfall.
Then, the weather turned milder for two days. That resulted in a shower of ice from trees onto the ground, people and streets.
The weather certainly is not a force to be taken for granted. Indeed, many plans were changed, cancelled or rescheduled due to the dangers of traveling in an ice storm. Here, a family gathering was cancelled for that reason, inspiring a poem dedicated to my sister who coordinated the plans.
lunch celebration on hold
ice storm prevails.
© Patricia A. McGoldrick
In future, when the Weather Network people advise us to stock up on supplies as a storm advances, their words will not be ignored.
This is a finish for 2013. Hope the next year is good to all. Thanks again for stopping by my blog.
Best in 2014!
- Outages after Canadian ice storm (energylivenews.com)
- Final homes without power likely connected today: Toronto Hydro (metronews.ca)
- All power might be back by Sunday, says Toronto Hydro boss (metronews.ca)
- Fierce winter ice storm likely headed to Windsor area (blogs.windsorstar.com)