We've had some bad-ass snow and ice storms in these parts. The roads were slick around Cincinnati for about two days.
My parents live about an hour and a half south of here, and ice storms caused power lines to go down in their town. About 65,000 people are without power there--including my parents.
I tried to convince them to come stay with us, but they're reluctant to leave. My mother said it was 50F/10C in her house. They have a gas fireplace that keeps the livingroom warm, but the rest of the house relies on electric heat.
And of course they have no lights, so they're using candles.