On the way back to St. Louis I saw the after effects of the ice storm. I drove for 45 minutes looking at downed power lines, and telephone poles that had snapped. Trees had snapped branches. The governor of Missouri declared it a state of emergency. Power company trucks from neighboring states were helping with all the work that needed to be done.
Now I understand fully what freezing rain is.
You can't really see how thick the ice is in this picture, but you can see that the tree is snapped at the top.
Isn't interesting how the ice froze in the shape of the cable and then separated later.
This picture shows how thick the ice is on the fence.
Look how this bush was encased in ice.
This is how much ice that freezing rain created on weeds that were sticking up.
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