Woke up this morning at 5am to what sounded like shotgun blasts, then realized the power was out and the sounds were trees being ripped into pieces. The worst ice storm I've ever experienced hit overnight. Looking out every window was the beautiful image of everything coated in ice, while on the ground huge branches and twisted trees bent over so much I'm waiting for them to snap. Went out and took some pictures, while I could hear things crashing to the ground, sounding like a Tyrannosaurus running through the neighborhood. After dragging a few branches out of the driveway, and having to remember how garage door openers work without power, I went into the office since they did have power. As of now there seems to be no good news as to when power might return. Might be headed home soon just to grab Lori and Homer and have everyone camp out in my cube for the weekend. Provided I can find a gas station with power before my fumes run out.
Here is some good coverage with video and photos from the Boston Globe.
Nearly 1 Million Without Power After Ice Storm
Whenever I get power at home I'll throw some of my photos up.