The Effect of Winter Weather

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

Rain, snow and a lot of ice; that's what folks in the Mid-Ohio Valley dealt with all day Wednesday.

That winter weather affected people in more ways than one.

The Richards family in Marietta is one of thousands dealing with a power outage.

Fortunately the heat from their gas stove is keeping the house nice and warm, but with a new addition to the family just days away, Alysa Richards is hoping for electricity and better road conditions.

"We're having a baby on the third. I hope it clears up by then. I'll have to go to the hospital," Alysa said.

The ice and snow is affecting more than electricity. In fact, the weather outside one house gave the family inside quite a scare.

"All the sudden I hear this big crash up against my window, and I open my window and there's this big tree," Megan Wilson, a Marietta resident, said.

A tree covered in ice, making the impact that much louder.

"It sounded like a train going through the side of my house," Max Lassiter said.

"It was scary. I felt like my room was just gonna cave in," Wilson said.

Winter weather that's leaving some in the dark, and others with a big mess to clean up.


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  • by Anonymous1 on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    "Fortunately the heat from their gas stove is keeping the house nice and warm..." I saw the video for this tonight and wondered what in the world these people (and this reporter) were thinking. This is not a "fortunate" thing! Everyone knows this is the number one thing to NOT do to heat your home! Gas fumes can be deadly! - duh! I understand people need to stay warm, but have some sense and go to a shelter or something. And next time, don't portray this in the news as a positive thing to do. It will give people the wrong idea...that it's safe to do this.
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