Ice storms and blizzards can snap power lines just as easily as any hurricane, spawning prolonged power outages during the darkest days of the year.
You don’t have to look too hard to find someone who’s weathered a winter power outage.
Just ask me. A few years ago, my family endured a 4-day power outage, turning my home into a walk-in freezer.
When the power went out, so did our electric-powered blower. So even though we had a natural gas furnace, it was rendered useless during the height of the blizzard.