An arctic ice-sheet covered Clarksville, Tenn.:
In Clarksville, Tenn., we had an ice storm that started on Sunday night, March 2, 2014. That night it rained for half of the night and then when the temperatures went below freezing it started to rain ice slush all night long thereafter. We heard the noise on the metal roof of the trailer as the ice hit the roof all night long.
The next morning we were iced in completely with a complete ice-sheet all around us. In the street and in the fields there were solid sheets of ice. When I walked on the sheet of ice it felt like I was walking on a frozen lake and I felt solid ice under my feet.
We could not get out of our back door because of the six inches of solid ice that is blocking the screen door from opening. The front door opens because we have a porch in the front.
We were blessed to keep our electricity:
We were so blessed at having kept our electricity because with all that ice rain coming down it would have been easy for the power-lines to collapse but for the grace of God they stayed up. A lot of prayer had been involved at keeping the power-lines up there.
There was no school on Monday and that day the temperatures stayed at 20 degrees or lower all day long with no sun in sight. There was no school and many could not go to work since the roads are all covered by solid sheets of ice, even the main roads. The road crews could not salt the roads due to the rain that fell first and that would have washed the salt away.
On Tuesday, which is today, we are still iced in and maybe this afternoon we will get some sun and the temperatures will go up into the 40s. Tonight we will be in the teens again and tomorrow things are supposed to warm up.