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Freezing Rain

Gatineau, Quebec - Dec 26 2009

An ice storm foils many holiday travel plans

  • A freezing rain warning was issued for the Ottawa Valley overnight from Christmas day into Boxing Day. Several hours of freezing rain fell throughout the area causing travel difficulties for many holiday travellers. Although these ice storms are pretty, they are a serious hazard and are actually among the most dangerous weather events.
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    Icicles dripping off a tarp covered boat.

    Ice covered trees.

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    Ice covered vines.

    Encrusted vehicles.

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    More ice coated trees.

    Even Christmas lights were coated with ice.