Nearly 30,000 people are without power today in the Adirondack North Country with an Ice Storm Warning in effect until 7:00 pm Sunday evening, 12/22/13. Although everything outdoors is coated in a thin layer of ice here at Adirondack Lifestyle HQ just outside of Lake Placid, it appears the most severe icing was concentrated at lower elevations.
I am heeding my own advice and have not left the house, but news reports from North Country Public Radio indicate the worst damage is in Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties where most of the power outages are located and bans on unnecessary travel remain in effect.
There are also Flood Warnings posted for locations around the region due to the heavy rain, melting snow, and ice dams. Although it was warm and rainy all day yesterday here in Lake Placid, temperatures were 20 degrees colder in towns just a few miles away, resulting in long periods of freezing rain and heavier ice accumulations.
Since we lost power here at HQ between the moment I uploaded the photo above until now, for about 1 hour, I will finish and post this …..but not before I exhort everyone to stay safe and warm.