Ozark Ice Storm: More Icy Images
My sister-in-law Sandy Hodges -- married to my youngest full brother, Pastor John -- forwarded these pictures taken by her friend Karen Willett and revealing, in the most stunning detail yet, just how severe the ice was in my hometown of Salem and the surrounding area.
The first is obviously just outside of somebody's home, perhaps Ms. Willett's, early in the morning after the storm.
The next photograph shows the drive out of someone's front yard, possibly again Ms. Willett's place. Note the broken limb dangling dangerously at the top center. That's surely come down by now -- either by cutting or by the recent windstorm.
The following photo is similar, again a driveway with trees and their bent limbs, but also revealing the heavy ice pulling on the powerlines. Note those long, sharp icicles!
Next, an entire tree seems to have come down, along with several powerlines.
In the following image, taken during a drive, note the many powerlines hanging dangerously low.
Below, a frozen road, broken tree, icy powerlines, and wispy clouds.
Bowed and broken trees in a penultimate image.
Finally, a close-up for everyone to see what two inches of freezing rain will do to a tree branch . . . and note the dusting of snow that followed the ice storm.
If you want to see more images, Ms. Karen Willett has them available on Kodak Gallery, where you can click on the slideshow and see them all.