In Charlotte. Drizzle. It’s a mess out there. Just saw an email report of transformer blowing in the neighborhood but I still have power.
went to my 24hr storage unit to get sleeping bags, ski clothes,. Entered my access code, gate goes up, I drive though. Immediately after I drove through, the gate stopped 3/4 of the way up, just enough for me to drive through, then started dropping. Dropped and stopped about 1/4 of the way down. Houston, I might have a,problem trying to get back out. Went ahead and got my stuff.
Drove back to the gate and it was still stuck and didn’t lift when I drove up. Got out, heard the motor working but gate wasn’t moving. I tried knocking off as much ice as possible, all the while avoiding the 7,000 volt electric wires. Wouldn’t move. Used my ice scraper to physically push the huge gate up. Got it up high enough to drive through and zipped out. Not sure if it ever came back down....
of course I forgot to get some stuff I will need if power goes out...not sure if I’ll try and go back.
Sorry if this is inappropriate for this thread...delete if needed.
just relaying what a mess we’ve got on our hands here.