Readers capture splendor and destruction of ice storm

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Many Orleans Hub readers have posted photos from the storm on our Facebook page or emailed them directly to us.

I’ve picked some of my favorite submissions. Thank you for sending all of them, including those I didn’t include in this story.

Gary Tarr of Albion took this photo of a shopping cart coated in ice.

Jessica Harris of Albion took this picture in her back yard. “I opened my back window and snapped away.”

Kristina Martin of Holley captured an image of logs covered in snow and ice.

Rindie Kwiatkowski of Waterport sent in this photo of her son Brandon Blount and his dog Ellen. The tree split in pieces. “It sounded like a bomb going off when this one went,” she said.

Kwiatkowski said the ice-covered berries “was just the most beautiful thing I have ever seen ….. sad but pretty.” Her father, the late Don Cook, was a long-time local photographer who worked for years at the Medina Journal-Register.

Charity Garrow took this picture of a bent over tree on North Avenue in Medina.

Heather Beach Smith of Medina took this picture of the Erie Canal lift bridge on Route 63 in Medina.

Dawn Gardner of Kendall took this photo near the Pembroke exit of the Thruway.

Dena Bradshaw-Scribner took this one of Johnson Creek’s raging waters at the Lyndonville Dam. Many of the local creeks and streams threatened to flood after the storm.