Thursday, January 29, 2009

It Is a Fracking Winter Wonderland Here

Got to drive the wife to work again tomorrow, again. So I need some sleep soon. Kids on a two hour delay for school. (And who was the rocket scientist who did not decide till about 6 am today to cancel school? Where was the ACS telephone about school closing?) Hopefully, the downtown will be even more cleared so I can get to work. Sorry about the information dump:

"More than 36 hours after the first frozen pellets began to fall across the Tri-State, a powerful two-part winter storm that packed successive rounds of ice, sleet and snow was finally gone Wednesday.

The problems it created were a different story entirely.

As many as 70,000 Vectren customers in Southwestern Indiana — fully half of the homes and businesses the utility serves — and tens of thousands of others in Illinois and Kentucky found themselves in the dark Wednesday after an icy glaze coated everything outdoors, bringing down tree limbs and power lines in widespread fashion."

UPDATED: Local counties issue travel advisories | | The Star Press: "MUNCIE — Blackford, Delaware, Henry and Randolph counties have issued travel advisories asking residents to limit travel today.

Delaware County has issued a level 3 travel advisory, asking residents to drive only for work and other necessary appointments.

Residents are asked to stay home unless absolutely necessary to keep the roads clear for road crews with plows, according to a press release from Emergency Management."

Mayor satisifed with snow removal upon return from Hawaii | | The Star Press:
"MUNCIE — Mayor Sharon McShurley, who just returned from a recent vacation in Hawaii, said today she was satisfied with the job street crews had done with overnight and early morning snowfall

“When you have only so many resources, you do the best you can,” she said.

City snow plows were on the streets by 5 a.m. today, working on main and secondary roads while struggling to keep aging equipment running.

Two breakdowns of the city’s eight working plows came as crews were o
n the streets about 14 hours since Tuesday to handle nearly a foot of snow."

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