Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog's Day

What a cold, windy day!  I woke up at 2AM for work and we were at 37°F so the inch of ice that was on the trees and power lines had started to melt and fall off.  There were trees down everywhere on my way to work and despite trying to get around a few on the road, I had to say on the pavement and take a couple grazing the side of the truck.  I will say that West Carrollton Police are awesome.  They traveled the back roads and laid out flares so drives would know they were coming up to a hazard... Awesome job!  I got to work and limbs and ice were falling there as well.  As a matter of fact HUGE chunks of ice were falling from the transmission tower so I had to park all the way out by the road on the frozen tundra to try to avoid getting my windshield bombed.  I did live shots all morning in Kettering where the power had been off for the entire night and was not on by the time we left at 10AM. The winds were at least 30 mph at times and it was absolutely frigid facing the wind for over five hours doing live shots.

We were lucky in West Carrollton, our power was not knocked off, just the cable and internet.  They are obviously back on now, but others on the street could not care less.  The other side of the street is without power and has been since I woke up at 2AM.  I would offer some hospitality to the neighbors across the street that we occasionally talk to, but they must be out of town because no one has been around all day.  Anyway it has been a nice day.  Since the weather was bad Dawn took care of scheduling at work to get a lot of the work done early yesterday and they took the day off today with the exception of doing a few odd tasks.  So I got to spend the day with her and it has been a lot of fun just staying inside and making the best of this winter storm.  It looks like we got more snow on the way for Friday night and Saturday.  Right now it looks like a few inches, hope to have a definite number for you tomorrow.  Keep warm and have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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