Part One of the Ice Storm is here: https://eabeattiephoto.wordpress.com/2013/12/26/ice-storm/ and Part Two is here: https://eabeattiephoto.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/ice-storm-part-2/
The weather has been warm here the last few days – warm for December, that is; we’re not exactly in shorts and t-shirts – and the ice has mostly melted.
The damage to the city is extensive – current estimates put recovery costs at about one million dollars per day. Ouch. A few houses are still without power, but the Hydro workers are trying to get to them as quickly as possible. There’s a lot of mess.
These photos are from the Don Valley, from the path along the river. A lot of debris was swept into the river after the storm, and there are quite a few log-jams on the rocks. The weir, which was already disintegrating (not a bad thing, considering what a horrible piece of late-Victorian engineering it is) will probably disintegrate a trifle faster. You can see on one side of it how the rusted iron sheeting that used to run along the top of the weir has been peeled off; most of that was done before the storm, but it has been peeled off a little further now.
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