Okay, lemme 'splain. Yes, we're in the middle of a very interesting story where Nodwick and company have inexplicably been turned into mythological creatures, and I was just getting back to Piffany's tale, when the skies over KC opened up and dumped almost a foot of unexpected precipitation on us. Now normally, this wouldn't impact the website in the least, as viewers in other climates wouldn't notice if my house was swallowed by a magma flow (you never know, it's the Midwest) just so long as Gamespy's servers were up.
Well, here's what happens when it snows this early in the winter: Trees panic. Yes, many trees that still hadn't shaken off their leaves got a bunch of wet coldness all over them, and this sent them into a fit of frenzy, and they lashed out in fear at the only helpless target they could find: Power lines. Unable to defend themselves, the power lines employed the only tactic of escape they could muster and dropped to the snow-covered ground. Undeterred, many trees simply broke off their own limbs, hurling them down on the prone electrical cables.
From Henchman Publishing