Quebec Ice Storm

March 22, 2005

Stluc copy

Provided and copyright by: Dominic Mercier
Summary authors & editors: Dominic Mercier

This picture was taken in St-Luc, Quebec on January 12 1998, a few days after likely the worst ice storm in Canadian history. The accumulation of ice exceeded 100 mm (4 in) in some areas and caused widespread damage, especially to trees and to infrastructures such as power lines. Ironically, small, fragile strands of dry vegetation and grass were spared since the ice coating slowly built up and turned them into solid pillars, as pictured above.

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