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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:44 pm    Post subject: Stupid Ice Storm! Reply with quote

Damnit!

Anyone else?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's icy here, but Pres. O. called us wimps, yesterday. . .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I didn't mind. I got two days off of school- more time to practice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No snow here.Not since 1983! He He!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazzerchick wrote:
No snow here.Not since 1983! He He!


Yep, can't exactly foresee that Paseo Del Rio becoming a glacier just yet......
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My yard is still a fairly solid sheet of ice. You should see my dogs try too run around. Like something out of a bad Disney animal movie. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't get hit as bad with this latest round but let me tell you THIS WINTER IS WEARING ME OUT!!!!!! Crying or Very sad
Hang in there folks ... Wink we are all in this together
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm right in the middle of this ice mess. I'm a few miles off to the east of Louisville, Ky but our streets were covered with a snow, ice, snow lasagna. Tons of accidents and a bunch of counties won't have power until possibly mid Feb. There are about 600,000 folks without power. I've been lucky since I haven't lost power yet. If I do, it's back to the bedroom for a marathon practice session. Don't you just love acoustic instruments?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in the middle of Louisville. My power went out the night it hit. My cat and I are fortunate enough to have been staying with relatives who still have power--for now. Some of you making little jokes should read the news so that you might appreciate how serious this is.

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As of 4 p.m., 174,000 LG&E customers are without power. KU has 148,000 customers without power throughout the state.

Approximately 40 counties within our service area have sustained significant damage as a result of this winter storm.

Downed wires:
LG&E: 11,329
KU: 7,077

3,977 workers are currently working on restoration efforts for both LG&E and KU combined.

Estimating full restoration will occur 7 to 10 days from the start of restoration in LG&E's service area.

Statewide, full restoration may take up to two weeks.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey GS. I had no idea you lived in Louisville. You've seen it up close and personal too. I came back from a gig tonight about 7 (I volunteer at one of the nursing homes) and there was black ice on the road. Most of the drivers on 64 slowed down but there were enough morons on the road that flew by me like I was standing still. I'm glad I made it homw without getting my cruiser hit.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it´s cold and icy here too, and a very cold wind, now minus 2 celsius, but two weeks ago we had minus 25 celsius, like in alaska, no problem Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, here too. Working from home today after a 3 hour round trip NOT getting into the office. Bah.

Still, sitting here, playing inbetweem checking work e-m's beats being in the office.

And I don't even have to wear a tie. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MangoTango wrote:
Yep, here too. Working from home today after a 3 hour round trip NOT getting into the office. Bah.


Pfft....That or more is every day around here. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm back, since yesterday. My area of the city is a disaster area in cleanup mode. I don't know how many of you have ever been to Louisville, but many parts of it are dense with big, old trees. (Our parks and parkway system was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead.) I have a buddy who has a story about some people he knew who'd lived all their lives in Tucson, came to Louisville and while taking the obligatory drive-round-and-see-the-sites tour, commented on how amazing it was that "they built up this city right in the middle of a forest." (They also passed by the Ohio River and asked, "what's that big lake?" A creek to us is a river to them.)

Anyway, we got hit badly by Ike's remnants, which collided with a front from the NW, making for a powerful hurricane-force windstorm that took out a great many trees, and with them a lot of power lines, etc. Not to mention all the other damage. State of emergency, etc. That set a record of 600,000 without power. I found a report from the 29th that declared 607,000 from the ice storm. The number of downed power lines was something like ten-times or more what it was from Ike. And of course, when Ike hit, the subsequent weather was rather nice—not in the teens.

http://migration.kentucky.gov/Newsroom/psc/pscpr1-29-2009B.htm

Well, whatever.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

snow melt a bit away here, but new one should be come soon in some days, we like to watch deers, eagles and owls in the snowy wood
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