Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ice Storm

Today we are still under Meteorological Alerts issued for the area including a winter storm warning, a freezing rain warning with up to 3/4" (20mm) of freezing rain and a high wind warning with the wind speeds reaching 45mph (72.4km/h). The high being, 28F (-2C) and the wind chill making it feel like 16F (-9C).

Due to the high volume of ice accretion they were calling for, we decided to take the Peterborough Garden Show's generous offer of letting us to close the exhibit early to avoid the treacherous road conditions.

We returned home in time to have the power go out at 10:30 a.m. and after reporting the outage I was informed not to expect the power to return until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow evening.

It is a good thing that we have a generator and it wasn't long before we had heat, light and water. With having the microwave oven I was also able to make hot meals.

I will have to wait and see what tomorrow brings and hopefully we won't have too much damage from falling trees and branches.