Thousands of homes in Toronto, including ours, are without power due to an ice storm. More precisely, freezing rain builds up as ice on tree branches, which then break, taking down power lines with them. When I was out this morning, I heard and saw a couple of large branches fall. They are warning that it may take 72 hours or more to restore service. This is a much bigger problem in winter than summer as the nights are well below freezing and freezing pipes becomes a problem. In our case, we also have hot water heating and freezing of this system is also a worry. Fortunately, there hasn’t been any wind so far – but there could be wind tonight, which would really exacerbate the problem.
Thus far, we haven’t heard any attempts to relate the ice storm to rolling loaded dice, but it’s early yet.