09 January 2009

inadvertent ice sculptures

i thought our recent weather was bad, but this photo, taken 11 years ago near Montreal, shows what four days of accumulated ice and freezing rain can do to even well-constructed power poles... even though these support pylons were designed to easily handle the average (and pretty regular) ice storm, this storm dumped almost twice as much ice and freezing rain as had been recorded before.

over 4 million people were left without electricity, many of those for over one month.


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