We lost power for most of the night. The power went out around 2 AM and returned around 7 AM. So, there was no harm, no foul. My oldest daughter, (about 45 miles southwest of here) lost power, regained power, lost power, regained power, and then finally lost power for good. She was on the phone with me when she saw the transformer go and the power went out. The small town in which she lives is supplied by a rural electric cooperative. They told her that numerous transformers were out and had no prospect of when her power might be restored. No power means no heat. A part of a large tree in her front yard fell on the house, as well. She doesn't think it did any damage.
She and hubby, bundled the kid, moved the fallen branches out of the drive, and made their way to her mom's house, where the power (and heat) are still on. She has texted me several times already today. "K" live on a corner lot and two trucks slid into the yard and collided. A second car nearly missed the turn and almost slid into the yard. The city reported that water was going to be shut off for the rest of the day. There are power outages at the water plant.
We are expecting 2 to 4 inches of snow on top of the layers of snow and ice we have already. Even with my trusty, faithful, 3 ton plus weighing, 4-wheel drive capable, big red SUV, I am staying put uinless it is an emergency.
Here are some shot of the snowfall as of noon:
One lane completely covered outside the front door.
On frozen pond ...
Tree in neighbors front yard ...