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Ice Storm

posted Dec 14, 2008, 7:29 AM by Gate Island   [ updated Dec 23, 2008, 7:46 PM ]
On December 12, the Island was hit hard by an Ice Storm.  There is some tree damage to the center of the island and a few yards as well as power and telephone lines down.  The Island road is blocked in several places, and it will not be cleared for one or more days.  
Kathi Cotugno Shangraw has spoken to the telephone company, and they are going to check every house when they arrive to do repairs as many people cannot make it up just to check the phone wires.  Conrad Tree Service has also been contacted and will begin to remove the limbs and debris that has fallen from the trees.
December 15th
Kathi has an update for us:
As of December 14th estimated time for work crews to begin work to restore power is December 20th!  Just about everyone has limb damage on their property.  Tree guy came Sunday and cleared the road and will be back Monday to clean up brush and limbs that are from the center of island and will give us his judgement on limb trimming that is hanging in road way.  Checked everyone who is closed for winter and could not see any visible damage to homes except Randall (meter torn off house), Shultz (antenna, and power line down), Koch (power lines down), us (Shangraw) garage and house damage but were really lucky. Telephone poles actually shifted in the ground.
Thank you Kathi!
Check Kathi's pictures below.  Click the images for a full-size view. 
 Albertson's  Koch's 
Quinn's   Shangraw's