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Ice storm 2-20-2011....Southwest Michigan

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by rb8484, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Finally got around to posting some photos of the ice storm we had last Sunday. We live in town, and lost power Sunday night, and it didnt come back on until Wednesday. Went through twice as much salt as normal.

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  2. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
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  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
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    I hate freezing rain.
     
  4. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
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  5. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Accuweather said Hillsdale co was to be hit the hardest and we did get it good! quite a few people were out of power for 6days, one fatality in the area, and a ton of down trees/lines. My generator logged 93.6. hrs. I'll have to look at the hour meters on our stand by gens. I know the one didnt get power back until Friday night around 10pm.

    here are a few photos:
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  6. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
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  7. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
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  8. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    That was a heck of an ice storm , wasnt it? Consumers just got the last of the power turned on in Kalamazoo county yesterday. Almost lost one of my plow trucks, 12" diameter limb came down 3 feet from the truck
     
  9. ken643

    ken643 Senior Member
    Messages: 818

    Great pics!
     
  10. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Excellent pics!! We just got missed up here!!
     
  11. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,618

    Ice is a PITA but sure does look beautiful.
     
  12. stargazer

    stargazer Member
    Messages: 94

    I agree. I hate and fear ice storms, but some of the photos here are art photos. Very beautiful!!
     
  13. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Yes they are! We had a ice storm a few years ago, and I took some photos, and one of them turned out AWESOME! I took the photo and had it blown up into a small poster size and hung it on the wall in my office!
     
  14. stargazer

    stargazer Member
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    You clearly have an eye for composition! Nice work.
     
  15. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    Im just glad the stuff is almost gone! now its just raining ice chunks off the trees! :dizzy:

    we did make it on www.WILX.com for still having 600 people out of power
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011
  16. ed39

    ed39 Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    not meaning to be a dink or anything...but how do you rip your light off the plow frame like that!?? i see lots of people like that and i cant figure i out!
     
  17. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    The blade tripped back and it shakes the frame, It cracked the housing then kept growing and growing. The one thing I liked about my Western Pro was the shock absorber! The plow is 10yrs old and I've only had to do a few cutting edges and a C valve. Im sure its time for some new lights! Thumbs Up