Wouldn’t you know it? Icepocalypse is our unlucky 13 – winter storm, that is
This scene is being replayed thousands of time around York County, Pa., and the region after this week’s storm downed countless tree and has left thousands still without power. The York Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin captured this tree removal on York, Pa.’s North Duke Street. Wouldn’t you know it? This storm, the most damaging of the series this winter, is the 13th, by the YDR’s count. Others in this series of posts: Icepocalypse fits the storm that felled big trees in York County and Icepocalypse or Treepocalypse? Either way, crews still are carving up big trees.
This weekend, YDR.com is keeping its liveblog pulling in your weather-related Facebook, Twitter and other social media posts into one place. (Use #pawx, and it will pull in your weather stories and photos, too.)
The YDR ramping up its usage of this social media tool to cover live events. It’s becoming increasingly popular. We know this because we see the stats.
At any one time since the storm, 150 of you are engaging with this blog. Through Friday afternoon, readers have spent 85,307 minutes or about 60 days on this site, learning about the aftermath of this destructive winter storm.
Here is a sampling of other coverage across the region.
1. Back to Mr. Plotkin. His photo of a York County family coping with the cold below appeared on CBS nationally.
2. The Evening Sun in Hanover collected photos from its readers in this EveningSun.com gallery. News organizations appreciate readers submitting their photos. This extends the reach and depth of our coverage.
3. This map shows outages on Friday, and links point you to similar information if you want to keep track of locales that are still in the dark.
4. Short videos tell a tall story about this storm. Check out this form of storytelling: 45-second Tout videos.
5. This Evening Sun photo tells the story of the storm. Ice takes down a tree. The tree takes down a power line.