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12-12-08 Ice Storm - Clifton Park, NY

Discussion in 'Storm Pictures' started by cvalcik, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. cvalcik

    cvalcik Junior Member
    Messages: 26

  2. F250 Boss v

    F250 Boss v Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    It was a bad storm, for us here (Utica area) it was pretty much all snow. Did you lose power? If so do you have it back yet? Quite a few down your way are out... Hope it gets better soon for you guys!
  3. cvalcik

    cvalcik Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Power out to most of the area, they are saying it might be until mid-week now. I have lived here 43 years and never saw it this bad. The destruction is like a hurricane or tornado. I am very fortunate that my power is back on but thousands and thousands are without. Most traffic lights are out and businesses closed. There is still a state of emergency in effect. I have tons of pics that later tonight I will provide a link to a website for viewing.
  4. 99zr2

    99zr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Looks like you guys got it as bad as we did in Mass.
  5. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    Heard that capital area & mid-Hudson valley got hit pretty hard w/ the ice. Hope everyone down there is OK. Was in Maine in '98 so I know what you are going through. Not that it is any consolation but we only got white, fluffy stuff up here, maybe 6". Pushed real nice and should improve the skiing. Not enough here to break out the sled yet though.:mad:
  6. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Those are some wicked pictures
  7. TEX

    TEX Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    that sucks, we get that down here some times and it really sucks worse bc no one down here knows what to do
  8. cvalcik

    cvalcik Junior Member
    Messages: 26

  9. nedly05

    nedly05 Member
    Messages: 36

    I feel your pain, it reminds me of 1998, 10 years later and you can still see the damage from that. We lucked out with 12-12 it was a snow event only, 4-8".
  10. VAhighwayman

    VAhighwayman Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    I feel for you guys..that ice sucks big time..we got 8" fluffy powder in my woods
  11. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    The ice sucks for the damage it can cause but it sure is beautiful. Great pics.
  12. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445

    know any companys looking for backup? I run a tree service and am looking for storm work. Thanks Nick
  13. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    and we got all sleet up here. I am in amsterdam. I have a friend that lives down in clifton park.
  14. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,362

    Yeah- was pretty bad like that here in Cobleskill, NY- lost power on part of the campus on Fri- was pretty bad- lot of trees damaged!
  15. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette Member
    Messages: 63

    I feel your pain. I remember som bad ice storms and Hugo in 1989. The power was out for up to 10 days. for some. I won't tell you how warm & sunny it was here today :)
  16. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    We'll guys i'm writing this on the laptop. Still no power here in Leicester,MA. Been out since 11pm thursday. Saying maybe have it back by tomorrow night at 10pm. And there calling for snow our first plowable snow tonight. Sorry guys but i'm not in the mind set for snow. It's absolutely devastating here. It really is that bad. 2-300 year old trees destroyed. National Guard rolled in yesterday to help out. It'll be a good two months before the debris is cleared. It was a solid half an inch of ice in diameter on the trees. The only good thing that is a plus is the 6 free cords of wood i sawed up.wesport It looked like a Cat 5 hurricane ripped through here. The town was asking the contractors around town to use our plows to try and scrap the small limbs off the road. But, out too hook up the blades I go. hey maybe the power will be back on tomorrow when I get back from plowing, but i'm not hanging my hat on that.
  17. Oasis

    Oasis Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    I feel bad for ya guys with all that ice and those who lost power. Fortunately we dont really get that here in Toronto although Montreal has its fair share of ice storms. But I do have to say that those ice storms make for some magnificent photos. It really is amazing to look at if not live through.
  18. riverrat

    riverrat Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    up here near lake george got mostly snow,pretty heavy and plow wasnt on truck yet. use the 600 sportsman with 5' plow, it did well