This has been a rough winter where we live in Iowa. So far it has been mostly snow and wind, but today we got ice. We got somewhere between .25 and .50 of an inch of ice today. Of course school was canceled again. This makes 5 snow days so far. At this rate, I'm still going to be in school at the 4th of July!
This shot is out the back window. You can see the ice hanging off the grill. I know, we should put a cover on it, bad me. The grass is almost laying on the ground.
This picture is looking up the hill from our driveway. We are on the dead end, so this is the only way out.
The drive is a pretty good pitch, and it is solid ice, so it ought to be interesting trying to get up the hill in the morning. Notice all the broken limbs and branches on the street.
One of my fiance's cars had to sit outside last night. You can see it is coated in ice. Hopefully it will melt before he has to get in there. Hacking a car out of ice like this can take up to an hour.
Check out the branches hanging down at the top of this picture. You can see quite a lot of thick ice on them.
Not sure if you can see the ice hanging on the power line/cable line up there. We have had the power going on and off all day. The power was off for an hour at dinner time. We had to eat our beef stew by candlelight. I was very concerned about all the pets. Most of them need heat lamps or water heaters. No electricity means I may be moving tanks in by the kerosene heater, trying to keep little crustaceans alive.
This day has been kind of a mess. Hopefully the power will stay on through the night. Ice storms seem to be common here in Iowa, what about where you live?