Friday, December 14, 2007

A couple of ice pictures

This would have been very beautiful if... Well okay it was beautiful anyway, but it stinks for the people who lost their electricity (and those of us working to get it back on).Does taking pictures of lines qualify as working to get the lights back on?

The two horizontal ice cycles in this picture are power lines. These might have still been energized.

Here is what happens when a power line makes it to the ground without tripping the breaker. That burnt piece of fence looking thing is three-phase line. The dirt closest to the wire had crystallized. Pretty cool stuff. Stay away from downed power lines (and don't do drugs; politicians do reports about that sort of thing now).

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