Earliest October snow fall on record here. Lake effect snow expected from 8pm Thursday through 6am Friday… It’s definitely been dumping on us all night and there’s still thunder and lightning going off and on. Looks like about 10″ on the ground now .
When I watched the 11 o’clock news the estimate was 100,000 homes without power and despite working through the night and having crews on the way from as far away as Boston and Rhode Island, the power company estimates that some will be without power until midweek because the “infrastructure was badly damaged.”
The problem is the trees. The snow was wet and heavy, and since most trees still hadn’t lost their leaves, the weight of the accumulated snow caught by the trees is pulling the trees down. And the power lines are going with them.
My neighborhood’s trees have just been devasted! The destruction is horrifying and all you can hear outside is frequent cracking, splitting and thuds as the trees lose major parts under the weight of the snow. I just want to cry.
Fortunately, I still have power but perhaps not for much longer. The power line supplying my house has a tree limb resting across it and we’ve a few flickers already. Cable TV is gone.
Will post more photos later today.