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.


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.


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


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!




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



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+

2 thoughts on “Ice storm aftermath: Bicycles and icicles

  1. I hate seeing cars with their windshield wipers up in the air like that. Are people too damn lazy these days to knock the ice off them the old-fashioned way with the snow brush? Sheesh.

    1. And some folks put cardboard or newspaper on the windshield to ease removal of ice!

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