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  • Massive power outages! What will become of this weekends racing?

    They say that power won't be restored in Michigan for almost three days. Is there anyone in the Cincinnati/Northern KY area with power who can tell us if everything is ok there?

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    I'm in a very quirky position to observe what's going on near Cleveland. My house, 25 miles south of Cleveland, is sitting right on the dividing line between those with power and those without. Obviously, we have power but just 1/4 mile north of me all the way to Lake Erie is pitch black. They're talking about 12-24 hours, if all goes well, before power may be restored to these areas.

    Not sure about Cinci, I heard that they were okay initially, that the outage was only sporadic south of Cleveland. I guess Columbus has some patches without power. Weird.

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      Re: Massive power outages! What will become of this weekends racing?

      Originally posted by Mackie
      They say that power won't be restored in Michigan for almost three days. Is there anyone in the Cincinnati/Northern KY area with power who can tell us if everything is ok there?
      I'm in Michigan...and I have power.

      Of course.....you already knew that.

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      • #4
        Louisville is AOK.

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        • #5
          If they can't get the power back on everyone will have to watch TV by candle light!



          "I would really like to go to NASCAR. I really enjoy NASCAR and if I could be there in a couple of years that's where I'd want to be." - Jeff Gordon (after testing a Formula Super Vee)

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          • #6
            Most of us were in the dark to begin with.
            Dave Steele Rocks!!!

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            • #7
              Lotsa great posts.

              I can't imagine what some of these people are going to do in NYC or other towns. No ATMs, no banks, nobody accepting credit cards, taxis going for 100X their normal rate, hotels closing their doors, restaurants & grocery stores closing their doors...

              Dayum.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Spike
                If they can't get the power back on everyone will have to watch TV by candle light!



                WARNING!!!! Be careful with that open flame near that COLEMAN gas powered TV.
                Witnessed Mario's "Miracle at Indy"...Watched 3 win their 4th Indy 500...Was there for Petty's 200th win...Saw the last Novi qualify

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                • #9
                  I don't know about a "COLEMAN gas powered TV", but how about a gasoline powered blender?



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                  jcr

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jcroche
                    I don't know about a "COLEMAN gas powered TV", but how about a gasoline powered blender?



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                    jcr
                    The gift for someone who has everything
                    Witnessed Mario's "Miracle at Indy"...Watched 3 win their 4th Indy 500...Was there for Petty's 200th win...Saw the last Novi qualify

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                    • #11
                      Just a BTW, but for those who don't know, one of the first things that either go empty or are shut down are ATM's

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                      • #12
                        Michigan is in the Dark in the southern parts of the state all the way over to Hillsdale...........looks like this includes MIS. Betcha they procure massive power generators so the race can go on.
                        Third Gen Indy Fan

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                        • #13
                          Man, it would be a shame if the power wasn't on for the big Michigan Nascar race this week. It sort of reminds me of that episode of The Simpsons where the TVs stopped working and everyone actually went outside and did things. But in this scenario, all of the "race fans" ended up watching the IRL race at Kentucky and found it much more enjoyable than any of the fender races. Nascar ratings go in the toilet as millions of fans tune out the stock cars and tune in the REAL race cars. Jeff Gordon, now pennyless, finally hops into the car he was made to race and turns his first laps in an IndyCar. In a panic, Nascar digs Dale Earnhardt's body up from the grave and puts him on display. However, his corpse comes to life and immediatly hops into an IndyCar to enjoy a one-of-a-kind driving sensation. Aliens from another planet who have been monitoring our planet for actual signs of intelligence finally decide to reveal themselves to us....and then the power comes back on at Michigan! Crap. Nascar's event goes on without a hitch and open-wheel racing is all but forgotten. Oh well.
                          BRAWNDO - THE THIRST MUTILATOR...IT'S GOT WHAT PLANTS CRAVE!

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                          • #14
                            Mackie,

                            I went to the Cincinnati Enquierer page and they said nothing about any power problems in the area. Hopefully no news in good news. You can go to www.700wlw.com and stream their radio. They give a lot of news updates.

                            Dave
                            "I doubt NASCAR really cares one way or the other what Richard Petty does at this point in his life..." -hdolan. Very sad but very true.

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                            • #15
                              Sparta is basically one county North of me, and I have had no power interruptions.

                              That said, I will be really upset if my race tape is interrupted by taped coverage of the President digging Kim-Chee pits in Korea. That is all most stations here were showing at Noon today (the Partner, in particular)..
                              One driver's "fuel strategy" is another driver's "speed up or we will park you!"

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