Icepocalypse or Treepocalypse? Either way, crews still are carving up big trees

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Fire and ice? This photograph about sums up Icepocalypse, the storm that has left thousands of York countians without power even today, three days after this week’s storm. Jane Lindhorn submitted this photo to YDR.com’s Your Photos gallery. ‘A fallen branch contacted the power line and burned,’ she wrote. See a gallery of reader-submitted photos at YDR.com. Btw, Sarah L Snowden reacted to the Icepocalypse name on YDR’s Facebook page: ‘Hmmm I was thinking “treepocalypse” actually.’ Also of interest: Icepocalypse fits the storm that felled big trees in York County, Pa.

The York Daily Recharge is opening from 2-5 p.m. today in the YDR’s 1891 Loucks Road newsroom.

Our conference room, complete with coffee, is open to those who need to recharge their cell phones, laptops and/or simply warm up.
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This week’s ice storm, as damaging and inconveniencing as its been, has offered up opportunities for photographers to capture scenes across southcentral Pennsylvania.

You’ve seen one example above. Here are some others:

A Cobra helicopter at Ft. Indiantown Gap is covered in ice on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. An ice storm that hit the Lebanon Valley Feb 4-5, 2014. Jeremy Long -- Lebanon Daily News

1. This looks like an angry insect, but Lebanon Daily News’ Jeremy Long captures this Cobra helicopter at Ft. Indiantown Gap. It was covered with ice on Wednesday.

2. Check out the Stewartstown Railroad’s Facebook Page to see a big tree on the station. The FB page has issued this call: “Due to the recent ice and snow storms that have pounded south-central Pennsylvania, mother nature has made a big mess out of the Stewartstown Railroad. She has left a wake of downed trees and branches all over the ROW. We need all of the help that we can get to re-open the railroad on Saturday starting at 9AM.”

A tractor-trailer waits for a tree to be removed from Pa. 233 South in Fayetteville, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Another winter storm brought ice an snow to the region. Many trees and wires fell victim to the storm.  (AP Photo/Public Opinion, Markell DeLoatch)

3. Markell DeLoatch of the Public Opinion made this photo that tells the story of the storm in Franklin County. Editors at Yahoo.com thought so, too, making it the main photo in their northeast ice storm wrapup. ‘It’s always great when AP moves my stuff nationally. It puts a face to a place few people outside of South Central Pa. know anything about,’ the photographer wrote in an email.


4. The YDR’s Kate Penn captures the icy scene with this short video. For all videos from YDR staff, check out: Ice storm.

Icicles hang from the Minuteman statue outside of the Edward Martin Hall, Pennsylvania National Guard Joint Force Headquarters at Ft. Indiantown Gap on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. An ice storm that hit the Lebanon Valley Feb 4-5, 2014. Jeremy Long -- Lebanon Daily News
5.Jeremy Long again. The Minuteman statue at Fort Indiantown Gap.

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6. Shane Dunlap of the Evening Sun in Hanover shows the scene on the grounds of the Warehime/Myers Mansion in that southeastern York County borough.

A large downed tree blocks Cherry Lane in York Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Ice accumulation downed trees and power lines across the county. Kate Penn — Daily Record/Sunday News
7. Kate Penn was at it with a still camera, capturing the scene at York’s Cherry Lane.

8. This isn’t a pretty picture, but this scene, courtesy of Dover school district, shows how the storm – and its falling trees – caused extensive school bus rerouting:

 

About Jim McClure

Editor of the York Daily Record/Sunday News, ydr.com and its many digital products. East Region Editor, Digital First Media. Journalism/history blogger: yorktownsquare.com. Author or co-author of seven York County, Pa., history books.
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2 Responses to Icepocalypse or Treepocalypse? Either way, crews still are carving up big trees

  1. Doug Winemiller says:

    Jim,
    A large tree limb damaged the Stewartstown Railroad Station

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=405076156294437&set=pcb.405077886294264&type=1&theater

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