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No snow yet here, but 3-5" is predicted for tomorrow with more on Thursday.  That would normally be no problem, but it will further delay restoration.  Also, the roads have been deemed unsafe for the school buses, garbage trucks, and power repair crews, so I expect they will also be deemed unsafe for snow removal equipment.
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"Byram was definitely hit very hard," Oscovitch said. "Some areas were hit worse than others. Forest Lakes were probably hit the hardest. I can't see them getting power by Wednesday or seven days beyond that. There's downed wires everywhere throughout Forest Lakes and the water company has run out of water."
 Yikes!  That's my township and neighborhood.  No big surprise, though.   A lot of others are in this boat.  A much wider swath of central and NW NJ are equally affected than seems publicly acknowledged.  The damage is less photogenic here.
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Well, I'm finally back online after a week of no power, and the majority of this week with no cable internet.  

I'll update things from the Elkins/Mon Forest area.  Elkins itself got about 16" of snow, or maybe more, it was so wet, you couldn't tell how much was out there.  I had about 2 feet here near Beverly.  Elkins lost power for 2 days, and I didn't get my power back at my house until Monday.  There are still over 3,000 in Randolph county with no power, and 2,700 in Webster.  Pocahontas county didn't seem to be hit as hard with power outages, or damages as the rest of the areas, not really sure why as they are higher than everyone really.

I can't really report on the Mon forest as of now, as I have not been outside of town since this storm, but if they trees around here are any sign of the damage in the forest, expect any trails you may hit up this winter and into next year to be full of limbs, trees, and whatever falls in those kinda storms.  Some of the damage around this area was unbelievable.
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Just talked to a guy who skied Whitegrass on Tuesday. No problems getting there but the spruce groves took a real hit.

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Yeah, a lot of conifers here snapped off at the base if the roots didn't give way first. Too much wind resistance.
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Gald to see ya'll are recovering OK up north and out west.  Those were some hard pictures to look at, sounds like everyone is taking it OK.  I'm glad everyone is safe.
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Power back on at 10 days, 16 hours.

About half my township is still out.  The estimate for most of them is 11/11-11/14.
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Power back on at 10 days, 16 hours.

About half my township is still out. áThe estimate for most of them is 11/11-11/14.

Ye of little faith... wonder if the power companies will hire Nate Silver now?
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Ye of little faith... wonder if the power companies will hire Nate Silver now?

What they do for plausible deniability?  The last thing they want is somebody who knows the likely outcome, because then they'd have admit how bad it is.

Still, it would have been a great help to know more about when they would be working certain areas.  There was never any chance of them starting here in the first seven days, but they never would have said so.  Given that information, more people would have left sooner (especially those with children) and experienced less discomfort and frustration.

I ate dinner tonight at the local pub.  The people are putting their all into the recovery celebration.  It was quite a scene.
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