When the Wind Blows and the Snow Falls

| 11/4/2014 11:27:00 AM

Of Mice and Mountain MenWinter in the mountains means a strong possibility of a power outage. When the winds blow or a heavy, wet snow falls trees tend to topple. Our power company does a great job of trying to keep the utility right-of-ways clear enough to prevent wires being brought down by tree limbs, but there is a limit to what they can do. Yesterday we had one such incident.

It had been raining. The ground was wet, making the hold trees have on the earth less secure. Then it snowed a heavy wet sloppy snow. I took the dogs out to play in the snow that morning and could hear trees cracking and toppling all around.

One came down quite close to our garage and dog pens: close, but no damage was done. When I put the dogs up and went inside, I found the house without power. I wasn’t at all surprised.

Fortunately we are prepared for brief power outages.

Snow Scene