New England Ice Storm Beauty and Devastation

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  1. stsinner

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    Here are just some pics that I thought you'd enjoy of the ice storm that brought hell to our front door and forced me and my family of 5 into a shelter due to having no heat.. I lost my fish, but other than that we're fine.. We spent a night feeling like a homeless family, and it brought strange emotions.. I actually felt guilty leaving the shelter once our power was restored before the others.. We are lucky to live in the center of our small town so we in the priority zone for getting power restored in order to get business and restaurants back up and running..

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    wow that is really amazing! i know its got to suck for everyone up there but just looking at the pics the place looks almost un-worldly! its awesome. thanks for sharring!:thumbup:
     
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    liked the pic w/ american flag in it and the dirt roard. good stuff
     
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    awesome pics, i live in buffalo ny. we had a storm similar to that a few years ago where we got super heavy snow in early october and it too had devastating effects. I was without power for a whole week, glad to know your back home & safe. Nice shots
     
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    your lucky you dont live right in the middle of the woods, 3 trees fell on and ruined our fence. we could not leave the house because of all the trees littering the road.
     
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    Thanks for the comments.. I like the American flag picture, too. Something about the bright sun coming from the right and the flag flying untouched.. That ice was so heavy that the strongest trees were losing branches. What's amazing is that they picture of the huge tree that I posted is standing straight up and not bending a bit! It's covered with ice, and you can see it if you look close.. Some of the pictures look like snow on the ground, but it was all ice!
     
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    That is amazing. It looks very dangerous to walk around there. I hope the best for all of you and your town. Thank you for showing how beautiful and destructive nature can be.:hug::
     
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    Wow-you live right near us.. We are a mile or two from Rindge.. It looked like a war zone Saturday-there were so many impassible roads and trees on power and phone lines.. It was crazy!! It's amazing how much we depend on our electricity. It's a bad feeling to drive around and see all the businesses dark and closed up, even the stores that never close like Cumberland Farms and such.. This storm caused so much loss, not just in property damage, but some businesses lost two and three complete days of income..
     
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    Wow that is insane. I love the last three photos in your series stsinner! Absolutely beautiful. But it is stories like yours that makes me want to go back to work and smack the crap out of some of our truck drivers complaining that there "MIGHT" be ice on the roads. I hope everything turns out better for you and your town. Becareful!
     
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    That's crazy. We are currently having temps of -26C (-15F) with wind chills of -36C (-33F)....and I'd gladly endure the cold rather than deal with ice storms.
     
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    stsinner, I didn't realize you lived in MA. We used to live in Lancaster- pretty close to you. We're further in towards Rt2/495 now. Right on it, actually.

    You clearly got more nailed than we did, but what you showed matches much of what I saw even driving out to Bolton and Harvard. It's funny, but my town was RIGHT on the line... 3-5 minutes east of us and people are like "Ice Storm? what Ice Storm?"

    Nice pics. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Chris, it is crazy how some people didn't even know it was going on.. Much of Gardner still has no power. So much lost in terms of revenue. I guess the only way we could have been better prepared for this is if our electricity ran underground.
     

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