Monday, November 05, 2012

Not A Pretty Picture

Drove Down The Road

I went out to assess the power situation this morning. It is pretty ugly. The downed tree is gone, so the middle of my road is open, but the intersection?


Cars have made a path through a corner of the woods to get around, so that explains the minimal traffic coming from the west. But the road itself?.....

The last two pictures are the middle portion of the road. One destroyed street lamp and a broken utility pole. That's where the tree was across the road. You can see the cut logs below the pole.

 Do you think people might think the road is really closed?

Nope. They just keep coming. But I do admit the traffic flow is very light.

And, I think the trucks have finally given up.

Needless to say the lack of any kind of utility workers in our area is not exactly comforting. We are low priority because there are only about 10 houses on my road. But I may also say that it is quite possible that damage further along the grid needs to be repaired before they can do anything for us.

Not knowing what's actually going on is a bit frustrating.

But I shall soldier on. And as long as the fire department is my friend, the Boys and I will make do.

WaWa is open at the other end of the road and I can get there so we are not trapped.

This too shall pass......

UPDATE:  Trucks from Ameren a Missouri power company have been working on the road for a good part of the day. The guy I talked to and thanked said the mess at the end of the road wasn't as bad as it looked. He wasn't sure power would be on by tonight, but he was upbeat about our getting back online soon.

Turning generator on in about a half hour.


  1. You are definitely in need of work crews to get that mess cleared up. I'm glad the fire department is helping with the water and that you're not trapped at home. Hopefully, this will all be taken care of sooner than later.

    Still haven't got power or phone here but for some reason the cable is working again. So at least we had some TV last night instead of old DVD shows and movies.

  2. We were in the same boat earlier this year after that summer storm. We went over a week with no power and no sign of the utility company, then all the sudden five trucks came rolling down the road and the power was restored within the hour. I could have kissed them!

    South Jersey is pretty much back online. And we don't have gas rationing, so it might be worth a trip down here just to fill up if you can get out. If you need anything, let me know!

  3. amazes me how many drivers will insist on doing the impossible (the really scary bit is being a passenger in such a vehicle, though!)

  4. Mother Nature is amazing, and so are the human worker bees!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond