Ice storm cripples Triad area
Thousands of residents in the Piedmont Triad woke up without power this morning after experiencing the worst ice storm to hit the area in 12 years. 123,228 were without electricity this morning according to TV station WGHP in High Point. The High Point Enterprise newspaper had been told by a city police and emergency purposes dispatcher that they were receiving a steady stream of calls about power outages, downed power lines, and fallen trees, but so far have not heard of any injuries or accidents as of 10 am.
The last time the Triad area had experienced a winter weather phenomenon this serious was December 4, 2002, when an ice storm paralyzed the area and other parts of North Carolina for days.
UPDATE: Duke Energy, the Charlotte-based company that responded to the area’s last big ice storm, has announced that they will be moving additional crews to the hardest-hit area of the storm. For more information, you can go to www.duke-energy.com/storm.