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Old 14th December 2017, 01:11 AM   #415451  /  #260
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Read my posts with the following stupid accent: Canada
Rain falls that is so cold it turns to ice as it touches anything, so everything gets coated with a layer of ice. The longer the storm goes on, the thicker the layer. Roads become sheets of ice. Ice coats tree limbs, and the weight gradually bends the branches and trunks, often until they break, and you get fallen trees everywhere.

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And power lines fall because they also are weighted with ice:

It can take weeks to restore power after a bad ice storm.

Being outside in an ice storm is a recipe for frostbite and death if you are out too long.
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