Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ice Storm

We are under an ice storm warning here (Gwinnett County GA). My kids might get to be out of school, and I'm sure it'll make for pretty pictures today of ice on trees, but at the same time, it can be deadly. Driving can be hazardous, although we are lucky that the roads themselves are okay... the hazard comes from up above - tree branches and power lines that are heavy with ice.

My husband said that on his drive to work, the tree branches were hanging down low with ice and scraping the top of the car sometimes. Tree branches fall down and knock out the power lines.

I expect us to lose power today, so I'm doing my online work now. I am charging up the rechargeable flashlights and cranking up the heater so if we lose power we'll have some time to prepare a fire in the fireplace before it gets unbearable. The power has already flickered a little bit.

We're under the warning until about 6 pm, but I think things will clear up quite a bit by lunchtime. Today's high temperature will be about 38 F.


Anonymous said...

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Darla, Pencil Portrait Artist said...

Thank you, whoever you are! :)
I have been working on changing my hairstyle so I won't look so much like Velma from Scooby Doo. I think a whole new haircut is in order LOL


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