Thursday, January 19, 2012
Trees, power lines and ice storms
Some power lines in the Puget Sound area are now coated with anywhere from one quarter to three quarters of an inch of ice. The trees have the same problem as the power lines -- the risk is that the weight of the snow and ice combined is so heavy as to cause the line/bough to come down. Estimates are of up to 140,000 homes at this time without power.
So if you're reading this and have not pulled out all your devices to charge, please do so now. And set up Twitter contacts with your city and your neighborhood blog so you can receive updates on power related issues even if the power is off.
Above all, if possible, stay inside and stay safe!