00 The Week PSC 2i Stood Still O n Thursday, Ja n u a r y 7, 1998 a t 6:30am , the lig h ts w e n t o u t a t P a u l S m ith ’s C o llege a n d d id no t r e turn u n t il Saturday, Ja n u a r y 9, 1998. s CZ3 0) A winter ice storm rocked the North Country this January and delayed the opening of the Spring semester by one week. On Thursday, January 7, 1998, the college staff and administration were preparing for Spring opening, RA training was in session and the basketball team was busy practicing. That all ceased when the power went out at 6:30am and did not return until Saturday. The RAs and athletes had to move to the Forestry Cabin or the Hotel Residence hall, the Buxton annex was turned into an emergency shelter for local towns people, Marriott served remaining food by generators and the RA staff and administration contacted all enrolled students to inform them % that the county was in a state of emergency and the College would not open until Saturday, January 17, 1998. Scenes of Ice Storm ‘98 The North Country was a blanket of ice. The trees, electrical wires, streets and ground were all frozen with ice.