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|A heavy rain and
thunder storm started in Collinsville about 11pm Saturday night (Dec.
8th) and I started hearing pops which I thought might be transformers
as the power went off briefly a few times about 12:30am Sunday (Dec. 9th).
I suspect now it was more likely trees snapping as the rain was frozen
and weighing them down into power lines. Might be different in your neighborhood
but my electricity at the house went out at about 5:30am and stayed off.
Ventured out for these photos between 10-10:30am Sunday morning. Likely
many more trees damaged in areas I didn't walk by. I am lucky to have
electricty at the Newspaper Museum (1110 W. Main) to have a chance to
upload this info. Silver Dollar Cafe was also busy Sunday with hungury
folks who ventured out on the slick but crunchy streets. Please be careful
as there are still trees and power lines that could fall. Guessing there
is about a quarter inch on ice on the trees but that could vary. I'd be
happy to have reports from other Collinsville folks with other weather
impacts. -- Ted Wright 1pm Sunday
More photos ~2:30pm Sunday Dec. 9th, 2007
|12th Street was closed between Center & Spring with a downed utility line.|
Near 12th & South
|Next Shift ... Collinsville Police and other emergency crews have already been working for many hours to clear streets and work on restoring power.|
|This limb blocking both 13th and Spring snapped about a half hour after I walked through Sunday about 2:30pm. -- Ted|