Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Downtown Sinking Fast!

I got an unexpected day off work today. Apparently at 5 in the morning a water main broke in downtown London, causing the power to go out to the downtown. This is the photo of the city trying to clean up the large sinkhole that appeared in the street afterwards!

The street lights were all out on my way to work and police were starting to direct traffic at major intersections. There was no power at my store, but I had to wait for our Wednesday comic shipment to arrive. My employee arrived and said the bus routes were a mess downtown as well as 20 minutes behind schedule. Hubby arrived around noon. The comics arrived and we did our best unpacking, counting and putting them aside for the regulars. By 1PM we still had no power so we called it quits and took a walk around downtown to see the chaos. If you want more photos they are on the store blog.

There is news video footage here and Free Press here.

As of 7PM there was still no power to downtown.

Sigh, tomorrow is going to be a busy day..... if we have power.


julieQ said...

Wow! Any reason is Ok for a day off, right? :)

Happy Halloween!


Quilt Pixie said...

glad it wasn't more disruptive to life then a day off work :-)

comicbooklady said...

We'll see! I'll let you know after today. The power was still off when I went to bed last night! They are saying that we might have intermitant power shortages for a few days.