We had plans to go away yesterday, for celebrating our upcoming anniversary. It did not happen. The winds were up to 50-60 mph, -27°F wind chill, white out conditions so bad, almost all business/restaurants closed. We had a level 2 road emergency.
Reports today tell us a 50 car pile up on the state turnpike caused 4 deaths, and one electrical worker died doing his job repairing power lines.
Power went out all over yesterday, and some are still without. We are currently, despite heat tapes, without hot water.
The wind is just as nasty this morning as yesterday.
I unburied my office, by removing books off a bookshelf, moving the bookshelf back to the living room. It was the only thing moved back so far.
The storm continues this morning, and entire cities are again reporting power outages. Thankfully, we have power, but that wind could stop. There will be no cooking or baking of any kind until we have water restored. This is not how we intended to spend Christmas, or our anniversary. By the way, this is the first time ever, for our area, to have such cold weather.
I heard that the big box stores have had trouble with their freezers, and they were pulling all of their food. I have not confirmed this yet.