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Posted By: Dave's Garage Freezing rain.... - Thu Feb 09 2017 10:08 PM
It has been quite a winter, we usually get no snow and if it does snow it's gone in a day or two. We haven't had an accumulation of snow like this in about 10 years. Overnight we had freezing rain and this is what my yard looked like this morning. The weight of the ice causes the frozen tree branches to snap and fall to the ground. Forecast is for warmer weather...I wait to clean up all the branches. This is a very small sampling of all the fallen branches. I live on 4 1/2 acres will probably take a few days to clean up the mess.

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Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: Freezing rain.... - Thu Feb 09 2017 10:08 PM
The vehicles in the driveway are covered and encased in a sheet of ice.

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Posted By: buzzy56 Re: Freezing rain.... - Thu Feb 09 2017 10:23 PM
Lucky you still have your power.We had this same thing happen over New Years year before last.Our power was out for a week ! Actually took the power out for the whole town for a few days also.Was eerie driving down town and seeing all the signage ,street lights and shops dark. Had to drive to the next town for coffee and Gas. Good luck with the limbs took weeks to clean up .
Posted By: Craig Osbeck Re: Freezing rain.... - Thu Feb 09 2017 11:54 PM
We have had all the same stuff there Dave. The freezing rain does tremendous damage here on the trees and roads. Sure looks pretty though.
Posted By: bsplichal95 Re: Freezing rain.... - Fri Feb 10 2017 01:12 AM
Wow!! Looks rough Dave. We had the exact same thing happen here in Hays, KS on the 2nd week in January. It was a bad deal lol.
Posted By: gatorgaspumps Re: Freezing rain.... - Fri Feb 10 2017 02:59 AM
Dave our weather just broke. Hit 40 today. Had snow with 1/4" of ice on top. The body shops should do very well this winter. Richard
Posted By: Dave's Garage Re: Freezing rain.... - Wed Feb 15 2017 07:52 AM
Finally, it's raining and the snow is mostly gone.

Power failures are a major issue around here as well. Fortunately, they don't affect me. After 4 seconds of power loss. This John Deere, 6 cylinder turbo diesel, 60 Kilowatt generator kicks in and automatically kicks out once the power is restored. It's kind of overkill for the two houses and shops on my property. It's large enough to power a subdivision.

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Posted By: bsplichal95 Re: Freezing rain.... - Thu Feb 16 2017 01:41 AM
That is fricken awesome Dave!!
Posted By: Craig Osbeck Re: Freezing rain.... - Thu Feb 16 2017 07:21 AM
Dave, got one also just not installed.

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Posted By: pumpdoc Re: Freezing rain.... - Thu Feb 16 2017 01:36 PM
How much to run a line to Illinois??? L.O.L.
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