Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Wintry mess in the Shenandoah Valley....

It's a wintry mess out tonight. We've had ice, sleet, snow, more sleet ... it's white out there and icicles are growing longer on tree branches. It looks like a Winter Wonderland ... but I wonder how long before the power lines go down and we're without electricity.

Living in a mountain rural area, we are prepared for going without electricity. The hardest part would be having no computer for blogging or checking email or keeping up on the news.

The forecast calls for the snow/sleet/ice to continue all night.

UPDATE: As of 2 a.m. Wednesday morning the lights are flickering and almost went out but holding for the moment. Ice is about a quarter of an inch thick (or more) on everything and still coming down; tree limbs are drooping toward the ground. The temperature is holding steady at 32 degrees. Flashlights are at hand; the woodstove is going. I fully expect to lose electricity soon....

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