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Persistent cold creates bumper crop of icicles

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 February 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Icicles, many 10 feet or longer, are hanging from the roofs around Orleans County. It has been a bitter stretch of cold, and it will get colder in the next few days with Sunday forecast for a high of -3 degrees.

The top photo shows icicles hanging from a maintenance garage owned by the Canal Corp. at the end of Liberty Street.

This Canal Corp. building has an enormous collection of icicles.

Water trickles down from roofs and freezes in mid-drip, resulting in icicles, such as these at the Canal Corp.

There is a long stretch of icicles on the south side of First Presbyterian Church in Albion.

These icicles hang over a stained-glass window at the Presbyterian Church.

There are even icicles on my mini-van.