Ice storm aftermath: Bicycles and icicles


In the aftermath of last weekend’s ice storm Montrealers are heaving a collective sigh of relief that it did not develop into the nightmare situation we experienced in 1998. A short stroll through my neighbourhood gave me a chance to enjoy the remains of the day, rather than suffering as many in Ontario are currently – pun fully intended – without electricity.

Car

Cars here can be equipped with “ice storm sensing wipers” that rise when they are triggered by atmospheric conditions conducive to freezing rain. Looking much like an insect’s antennae we use these to forecast storms.

Bench

It isn’t only cars that require digging out. Park benches and bicycles are also ice covered.

Bike

In a time of spying and whistle-blowing on spying, it’s nice to see eaves dripping instead of eavesdropping, even if it does freeze!

Lib

Stat_Ice

Melb

Now that the days start to get longer can picnic season be far off? Sadly yes.

Table

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MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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