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.
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:
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.”
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.
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: