The snowstorm that hit so suddenly on Thursday affected me only slightly, had to sweep some snow, but for my friend Brian an hour and a half away, the power was knocked off... and still, 3 days later, hasn't been restored. He's out in a more rural area, but it's not the boondocks. He keeps getting phone updates from the power company, which keeps changing when they think they'll have it back on.
For his area it was supposed to be on at 8, so he and his family went back home, but it was all dark. Now the power co. is saying 11pm. I guess they'll have to camp out in front of the fireplace with bottled water. No electricity, no heat, and no water either, because the pump has an electric thing to start it. Other people in the county next to them may not get their power on for a day or three. Yes, the news says some may wait until Wednesday.
I'm not clear on why this storm was so bad. It was nothing to heavier snowfalls we've seen just the last couple of years. Here, about 2 or 3 inches fell, and it was just about all gone in 2 days because the temperature rose from 30 to 40.