By Gerald Tracey and Debbi Christinck

Eganville – When freezing rain started falling on the evening of January 6, 2023, it brought back memories from a quarter of a century ago for many people who lived through a severe weather incident.

Dubbed the Great Ice Storm of 1998, it was a combination of five successive ice storms that struck a relatively narrow swath of land from Eastern Ontario to Southern Quebec continuing into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

It brought life to a standstill ...

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