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Spot the road!


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Tree down on Rt 13 (the main artery between Murphysboro, Carbondale, Marion and Harrisburg, this tree was right outside of Carbondale on the westbound lane)


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Tractor turned over by the wind. The driver was one of those severely injured by the storm.


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Everybody's trying to just get home. There was a shit ton more traffic trying to get into Carbondale, but there was more than enough trying to get out!


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This pic sucks, cuz I wasn't in a line of cars moving slowly, I had to fast snap it. There's a line of Cooks Portable Warehouses next to 148, or rather, there was. Several of them were in the road.


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Something's missing from this picture. Could it be, oh, the traffic lights?


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Phone pic from my balcony.





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Gee, I wonder where that pole has gone?


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Oh, there it is!


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Dumbass.


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Oopsie. Did I do that?


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I have an idea for a game! Let's turn the city streets into an advanced level maze! It'll be fun! And just for kicks, we'll add powerlines to the mix!


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Here's a limb.


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There's a limb.


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There's the bigass tree the limb came out of. (And the crazy old lady outside, washing her car, even though the back window is gone.)


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And for good measure, a dangling piece of electrical equipment.


So...how did you spend your Friday afternoon?

Date: 2009-05-13 12:22 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] keplilly.livejournal.com
Wow...that looks like a big mess. I'm glad you are ok.

Date: 2009-05-13 12:27 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] rusti-knight.livejournal.com
It is. It's a gargantuan mess and things are just now starting to return to normal.

Date: 2009-05-13 12:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] dragonmedley.livejournal.com
OMG! The size of that downed tree! I'm glad you're ok.

Date: 2009-05-13 10:12 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] rusti-knight.livejournal.com
That's one of the things that made me kind of sad. A lot of the huge, old, grand trees around here have been literally ripped up by the roots. They're gone and so is their shade.

The smaller bendy ones didn't get ripped up, but they were snapped in half.

Date: 2009-05-13 04:47 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] shout-of-joy.livejournal.com
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Yikes, what a mess! I hope that poor truck driver recovers.

Definitely worse than the wicked straight-line winds in my area some 7+ years back, though the damage looks familiar.

(Adaneth on the Windstone Forum)

Date: 2009-05-13 05:23 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] synnabar.livejournal.com
Ohmygosh, I'm glad you are okay, and that things get back to normal very soon!!!!

Date: 2009-05-13 11:33 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] anamosity.livejournal.com
that's what my friday consisted of! I just got power back today. my street had so many houses with trees on them, it was the worst hit in carbondale.

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