Slow recovery from weekend ice storm stretches from Michigan to Maine

January 12th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »



GARDINER, Maine — By Thursday, Bob and Katrina Johnson had grown weary of lugging around a portable generator to prevent a freezer-load of moose meat from spoiling and to keep Katrina’s mother’s home warm.

The Maine couple spent Christmas Eve at a family member’s home without electricity. Christmas morning found them at their own home without power. And to complete their holiday, they traveled to a third darkened home to exchange gifts that afternoon.

“You have to go with the flow and adapt, and do the best you can,” Katrina Johnson said Thursday, before their power was finally restored. “You learn how to deal with it. Do you like it? No, but you deal with it.”

Utility officials said it could be days longer before power is restored to everyone after a weekend ice storm that turned out the lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada.

People shivered for a seventh day

Article source: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/general-news/20131226/slow-recovery-from-weekend-ice-storm-stretches-from-michigan-to-maine

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