Posted by: David Giacalone | December 12, 2009

a year ago today: 2008 Stockade Ice Storm

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One year ago today, on Friday December 12, 2008, Stockadians and hundreds of thousands of people in the Capital Region of New York and across New England woke to find an ice storm that prevented travel and commuting and left whole communities without electrical power.  This website did not exist at the time, but I was still writing daily commentary on law, politics, and culture — intermixed with haiku poetry — at my weblog f/k/a.   In a posting there titled “ice storm interruptus” (Dec. 13, 2008), I wrote of my icy adventures and included a few photographs from the Stockade.

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My block of Washington Ave. never lost power, but I did lose internet connectivity and had to post my weblog from the Central Library.  Arthur’s Market and surrounding blocks of the Stockade were blacked out that day.

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Lawrence oversees the Stockade ice storm and blackout – December 12, 2008 –

Here are a few more photos from that day of the ice storm from around the Stockade.  You can find more if you scroll to the last half of the posting “winter’s greatest hits (part 1)“.

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  1. Thank you David. It is a reminder of what we went through a year ago. Nice pictures.

    • You are most welcome, Connie. I hope the reminder wasn’t too painful.
      It’s a lot nicer to contemplate and appreciate the beauty a year later.

  2. Great pictures of Mohawk Valley winter weather. I have lived in Southern Chester County in Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. Winters are pleasanter, e.g. less snow and ice, no long-term snow cover, and winter is only 3 months long, not 5-6 months.

    Living in “Penn’s Woods” tree damage interrupts electric power half a dozen times each year. For this, we have a 16 kw generator.

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