North East RadioWatch: January 19, 1998

Ice Storm Update EXTRA

by Scott Fybush

On both sides of the border, the cleanup continues from the Ice Storm of '98. Power has been restored to all but a few small corners of Ontario, New York, and northern New England, while it may be another week or more before the "Dark Triangle" south of Monreal finally gets its power back.

For broadcasters across the region, it's also been a slow return to normal. NERW visited some of the communities in Ontario and New York hit by the ice storm, and here's what we found:

More to come in the regular NERW report on Thursday; we're still awaiting word on the fate of stations in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom and Central Vermont, not to mention the station at the eye of the storm, CFZZ (104.1) in devastated St.-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

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