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Some Pics of the Ice Storm from Central Nebraska

Postby knapplc » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:00 pm

We didn't get any of this in Eastern Nebraska, but I guess the central part of the state is a total disaster. Tons of people are still without power and there's not a lot of hope in the future for them.

http://www.extremeinstability.com/06-12-31.htm

This page has some pretty good pics of the ice. It's amazing how, with just the right conditions, ice can "rain" down and accumulate like that.

I heard on the radio that they've been shipping 300 new electric poles into the area every day since Sunday, and they're probably going to need to keep doing it through this weekend at that pace.



I guess I don't quite know much about this stuff, but you'd think that in the long run it'd be cheaper to bury these lines instead of having them exposed like that. Maybe it wouldn't - I don't know the cost of burying power lines. But it would alleviate stuff like this.

In 1997 we had a similar ice storm in Eastern Nebraska and at the time we lived in the center of Lincoln with tons of tall old trees everywhere. We lost power for 11 days and it was damned cold. We were using candles for warmth there towards the end. But my friend lived in a newer neighborhood (where we now live) with buried power lines. He was without electricity for 3-4 hours, not the 11 days we were out.
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Postby Guru13 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:14 pm

I love winter!
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Postby Redskins Win » Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:48 pm

yeah, most all power lines around me are getting burried, but you can burry them all you want, when those transmission towers go down or transformer poles drop, the consequences will be about the same. especially in rural america
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Postby knapplc » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:11 pm

Redskins Win wrote:yeah, most all power lines around me are getting burried, but you can burry them all you want, when those transmission towers go down or transformer poles drop, the consequences will be about the same. especially in rural america

Yeah, but it's a lot easier to fix one transformer or exposed transmission point than to fix hundreds of miles of exposed wires and poles, which is what they're up against right now.

It's nice living in the country, but you have to face these kinds of issues sometimes, too.
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:26 pm

Dang, that's crazy!

I love looking at pics of ice though. They just look so cool. ;-D
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Postby Nfl Fan » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:33 pm

I grew up in Alaska....
your pix look alot like home!
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Postby Metroid » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:35 pm

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More like Violators will be popsicles! :-b
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:51 pm

I recall a winter out on the farm that resembled those pictures. We had pigs and we'd have to march out there on the ice with 5 gallon buckets of water since the faucet was frozen. This was a good 1/8 mile from the house, which does sound like much, unless you’re 12 years old and carrying 2 buckets of cold water on a sheet of ice. This would be in the early morning and it never failed that I would fall numerous times (had to make 5 successful trips) on my way. And, of course, this water would get all over me and would freeze as well. Wasn’t an experience I wish on anyone.
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Postby Metroid » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:57 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:I recall a winter out on the farm that resembled those pictures. We had pigs and we'd have to march out there on the ice with 5 gallon buckets of water since the faucet was frozen. This was a good 1/8 mile from the house, which does sound like much, unless you’re 12 years old and carrying 2 buckets of cold water on a sheet of ice. This would be in the early morning and it never failed that I would fall numerous times (had to make 5 successful trips) on my way. And, of course, this water would get all over me and would freeze as well. Wasn’t an experience I wish on anyone.


And I bet the pigs never said thank you huh? Stupid ungrateful pigs. :-t

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Postby steelerfan513 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:01 pm

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