Icicles in Canal Culvert draw photo enthusiasts

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 December 2020 at 11:32 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

RIDGEWAY – I’ve seen the icicles inside the Canal Culvert before, but I wanted to see them again. I stopped by this morning at one of Orleans County’s most iconic structures. The culvert is the only place where traffic goes under the canal.

The freezing temperatures and the seeping water in the tunnel have proved ideal for icicles.

Mark Eaton of Medina came out to get some photos of the icicles. He knows when the temperatures drop below freezing in November and December, the icicles will probably be hanging in the Culvert.

There are sidewalks on each side of the road in the Culvert for people to walk through the passage.

Most of the big icicles are concentrated on the west side of the Culvert.

Photos of the Culvert with the icicles have been popular on social media locally.