I hope everyone has power back, and life is getting back to normal.
The storm has created some issues at the museum. The last Saturday night of Rails and last Sunday of Pumpkin patch were canceled. This will cut into the museum finances, though the events were still both successful overall.
We had some damage from the snowfall event. Trees down on the line resulted in some damage to the overhead and A.C. electrical system for the signals. Work has already been done to clear the trees from the line and repairs have begun. We expect to be fully operational for the start of Winterfest.
The storm also delayed our start of preparations for Winterfest. We had intended to switch the visitor center to change the layout of the cars within the building. With the need to do work on the line, and the delay due to the snow on the ground, we have modified our plans to simplify the change up within the visitor center. At the time of this writing, the cars are in position for Winterfest within the visitor center, much of the Winterfest decorations have been brought into the visitor center, and decorating has begun.
We definitely need help the next two Saturday's setting up for Winterfest. We only have two weekends left before the start of Winterfest, and have a lot to do. If you have time this coming Saturday, please consider coming down to help.
Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend to clear the line of trees and start repairing the problems on the line. With the nature of the storm, we can be thankful that the damage wasn't much worse.