Recently we encountered an ice storm. what happened was, it was raining and sleeting on thursday night. As it was raining and sleeting it was about 27degreese out so as it was falling it was freezing on trees and everything else. when the trees got to much ice on them, they got to heavy so sometimes whole trees would fall down other times branches would fall down. when the branches fell down they would sometimes land on electric wires, there fore snapping the wire. this happened so much that more than 400,000 people did not have power in New Hampshire alone. My family lost power for 2 1/2 days.