The Ice Storm of 1998

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The Ice Storm of 1998[edit | edit source]

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In January of 1998 one of the worst natural disasters to hit Jefferson County struck - The Ice Storm of 1998. Around thirty-six hours of freezing rain left power out in the county and roads impassable, and many people were without power for weeks. Power and utility crews, fire departments, emergency workers, the American Red Cross, the National Guard, and others from all over the United States and Canada came to Jefferson County to help. The ice storm also affected states as far away as Maine.


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WTNY Radio Tower and feedline, before the tower went down.


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WTNY radio tower after ice brought it down.


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Photo courtesy of Linda Dobransky


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Photo courtesy of Linda Dobransky


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Photo courtesy of Linda Dobransky

Also See[edit | edit source]

Disasters and Catastrophes