Getting the ice storm story, a status update at a time . . .

Herald-Leader photographer Charles Bertram shot this tree limb in Danville this morning.

Herald-Leader photographer Charles Bertram shot this tree limb in Danville this morning.

Since signing up for Facebook and Twitter last year, it’s been fascinating to watch how events can unfold across status updates, like this ice storm, which now appears to be giving Lexington the same treatment counties just south of here were getting earlier. How do I know? Lexington status updates like these:

. . . watching a gigantic pine tree tip towards her neighbor’s house. The neighbor is not concerned.

. . . neighbor a few streets away has lost power. Oh no!

. . . is trying not to feel wimpy about skipping the Alejandro Escovedo concert tonight.

. . . watching the lights flicker.

. . . If anyone knows my intern . . . tell her the LPO office is closed Wednesday! I can’t find her email.

. . . is listening to the first of the trees fall – this ain’t good.

. . . electricity just went out. Of course this happens on a good tv night!

. . . 32.4º! But still hearing limbs fall outside. And sirens.

and my favorite:

. . . started out with a block of ice and chisled it into a working automobile! OK, it was my car to begin with.

Sounds like we could have a long night, Lexington. I’ll be interested to read about it on Twitter and Facebook in the morning.

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  1. Allan says:

    Glad you’re paying attention. :)

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