Snow Already, Now No Power

@andriaperry (56388)
United States
December 8, 2017 12:22pm CST
I have watched it snow for three hours. Tony fish tailed it out of the driveway to go hunting, came back after getting gas for the truck, he said he would just hunt at home since the people said it`ll be deeper before nightfall. My elderly tenant called, said her power was off, I told her to call the power company and report it. Within minutes my power went out. I am total electric and the temp is down to 63 degrees in here. I have always wondered why the power company has not buried the lines, would that solve the problem? I want solar power so badly, I can almost taste it. I am thankful for battery operated laptops and wifi. Do I sound miserable? I am.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
8 Dec
The lines are buried in the area where I live and it makes a huge difference. It is rare that we have lose our power. Hope yours will come back soon. Do you have any other source of heat?
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
No, I could drag the bbq grill in, its gas.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
8 Dec
@andriaperry Be careful and stay warm the best you can
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@Corbin5 (113140)
• United States
8 Dec
Yes, I can understand why you would be miserable right now. No snow in the Chicago area, but we will get hit in January and February for sure, but the power never goes out, even when blizzards come our way, thank goodness.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
That is the bad part about the south getting snow or ice.
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@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
8 Dec
The lines in our neighbourhood are buried. The power still goes out. We are fortunate to heat with wood so the house doesn't get cold when we lose power. It's been snowing furiously here for the past hour or so, but the ground is still warm so everything is melting when it hits. It's a wet, miserable mess outside.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
I hope this melts soon.
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@UncleJoe (10621)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Dec
@Platespinner Got your sled waxed?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
9 Dec
@UncleJoe it's a slushy mess right now. My toboggan will stay in the shed for now.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
8 Dec
Lots of places have buried power lines. I'm sorry about your power outage and being miserable. =(
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Yes, its getting cold in here,
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@NJChicaa (44916)
• United States
8 Dec
63 is cold for the house.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Down to 59 now
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
8 Dec
Dang, just checked WeatherUnderground and you guys ain't gonna get any warmer today either...hope they get it back on quick
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Nope we will be cold for a freakin week! No power yet but I got the update a crew is on the way. Its been hours and the temp is down to 59 now.
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@CinnamonGrl (6066)
• Paradise, California
8 Dec
Yeh all our lines are above ground, which causes trouble sometimes We don't have that much bad weather, but we do get a windstorm now and then. One January our power was out for a week, because the windstorms were all over California. I hope your power comes back on quickly.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Me too. the snow is slowing down.
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@maezee (33000)
• United States
8 Dec
Scary. Drive safe if you o venture out. Hope the power comes on soon.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
NO I am not going out in this mess. I love my car to much than to put it in a ditch.
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@RasmaSandra (19041)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Dec
Well I hope everything goes back to normal for you real soon. I am always in a panic when it comes to electricity. So if the wind whips up or the weather is bad I am in high stress. Will keep my fingers crossed for you.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Thanks. No doubt I am buying a propane heater for this house.
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Dec
I'm sorry to hear that you and your tenant don't have any power. I hope that it comes back soon enough.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Me too, I am cold, bundled up like I am going out.
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
8 Dec
@andriaperry I know the feeling. I feel like bundling up as well. It's cold.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Dec
You do sound miserable.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Like I am in a prison cell.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
8 Dec
@andriaperry except for with Wi-Fi and things
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@Juliaacv (32377)
• Canada
8 Dec
That sounds rough. do you have a way of cooking supper if the power remains out? A gas or propane grill at all?
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Yes we have a gas grill, I have over 1,000 jars of home canned food, We will eat.
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@kobesbuddy (52690)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Dec
I know what you're saying, we were without power for only two hours and it was terrible! Yes, 63 is darn cold:(
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
And the temp is dropping, I am about to clean up a little, move around some.
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@kobesbuddy (52690)
• East Tawas, Michigan
8 Dec
@andriaperry Without power, even hot coffee is a challenge!:(
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9 Dec
Why is you power so weak?
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@amadeo (70476)
• United States
8 Dec
oh!well this happens to the best of it.Welcome to America.lol
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
@amadeo (70476)
• United States
8 Dec
@andriaperry your thinking.What is this guy talking about.I dunnolol
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
I'm sorry your power went out. I hope it came back on or comes back on soon. Now, is not a good time to be without it. I don't know why they don't bury the lines. Solar is a good way to go. I hope you're able to one day.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
I will, I expect money next year and I will buy a solar power system, may be small but I am gonna do it. No power yet
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec
@andriaperry I hope power was restored during the night. Sounds good. Even small it will be effective.
@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
I guess it costs a lot to bury power lines but you'd think it would be worth it to avoid future outages.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
9 Dec
Yes plus all the overtime pay for linemen.
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@FayeHazel (19038)
• United States
8 Dec
Wow! You guys got snow? That's something. Hope your power comes back soon
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Yes and I complain about snow!
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@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
8 Dec
Last year ours went out for three days. It go down to about 40 in the house.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
I hope we get it back soon.
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@bluesa (14197)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Dec
Sorry, that is really a pain, we constantly lose power during our summer thunderstorms. I hope the power will be back soon.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
Oh me too.
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@bluesa (14197)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Dec
@andriaperry , have they given a time power may be restored? They rarely give a time here.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
9 Dec
@bluesa nope
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@shaggin (37313)
• United States
8 Dec
I have never heard of power lines being buried. Good idea for Tony to hunt at home. Pretty odd the tenant called you about the power being out instead of knowing to call the electric company.
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@andriaperry (56388)
• United States
8 Dec
I think she was bored and was asking if everyones power is out.
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@shaggin (37313)
• United States
9 Dec
@andriaperry oh okay I see that makes sense.