Happened earlier today and I was actually in the shower when the power got knocked out. Thankfully I learned my lesson already.
Took the power company 5-20 minutes to get the issue resolved and the neighborhood powered back up. Something around 2,000 homes were affected by this thing. I can be thankful that it wasn’t in the middle of the night or during something more critical.
Here in Illinois, we have been experiencing some really cold weather. For the past few days the temps have been below freezing. -14 , -11 and haven’t hit above freezing. This is on top of the several inches of show that we got.
It’s been so bad that none of the local restaurants were willing to deliver and the public schools are closed because of the cold temps.