The ice storm of December 2627 in the Connecticut River Valley is described in Ackley and
East Windsor, Enfield, Suffield; Hartford Co. and Winsted, Torrington; Litchfield Co. [CT01,02]
Ice-laden branches, snapped by high winds, caused extensive power failures. Glazed roadways
were responsible for several skidding accidents.
Southern half [ME04,07,08,10>14]
The worst ice storm in many years. Major damage to utility wires. Many accidents occurred on
the icy roads. Thousands of ice-laden trees and limbs toppled, taking utility wires with them.
Falling trees also damaged homes and blocked highways. Downed live wires added to the dan-
ger. The freezing rain changed to rain before ending. Underpasses and other low spots flooded
and many cars stalled.
Central and western [MA04>07]
Glaze and snow
A severe ice storm, especially in southern counties. Trees and limbs breaking under the weight of
ice downed utility wires. In Clinton some cars were damaged by falling trees. Power outages
were widespread. Many Christmas decorations were victims of the ice. In the north and north-
west precipitation was mostly snow, accumulation to 16 in. at North Adams.
Storm yielded more than a foot of snow in northern sections and heavy icing in the south. Wide-
spread power failures, traffic jams, and many skidding accidents occurred.
Hudson and Mohawk Valleys and Eastern Plateau [NY13,14]
Snow, freezing rain
First major storm of the winter in eastern sections produced heavy snowfall between the Susque-
hanna River watershed and the Hudson River Valley. Snowfall totals of 10- to 14 in. in Hudson
Valley from Poughkeepsie to Glens Falls and in eastern Mohawk Valley produced hazardous
highways, snarled city traffic, and many skidding accidents. Several incidents of large freight
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