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The North American ice storm of 1998 (also known as Ice storm of 1998 and Ice Storm '98) was a massive ice storm that struck a relatively narrow swath of land from Eastern Ontario to southern Quebec to Nova Scotia in Canada, and bordering areas from Northern New York to Southeast Maine in the United States, in January 1998. It caused massive damage to trees and electrical infrastructure all over the area, leading to widespread long term power outages. Millions were left in the dark for periods varying from days to weeks, leading to more than 30 fatalities, a shut down of activities in large cities like Montreal and Ottawa and an unprecedented effort in reconstruction of the power grid.
Originally posted by manta
reply to post by Yarcofin
Yea you have to laugh. We get about 6-7 inches max at a time and if it lasts for any length of time then only the main roads get cleared and anyone who has to go to work even a few miles out of the way is pretty much screwed.
I have seen on this thread a few times now about a big freeze coming, but i aint heard anything about it anywhere else, where are you guys getting your info from?
Originally posted by Yarcofin
I can't help but laugh when my British friends tell me how 1-2 cm of snow brings whole cities in England to their knees.