For all of the pain brought about by our polar vortex experience, at least the shining sheets of ice it formed on the Potomac offered a visual spectacle.
We’ve received many wonderful photographs of the iced over and partially iced over Potomac, so I thought I’d share them in one place.
— Arun Shashank (@theishu) January 10, 2014
— Adam Van Grack (@WhitewaterAtty) January 9, 2014
— Patrick (@PatrickD0913) January 7, 2014
— Will Handsfield (@WHands80) January 7, 2014
In addition to the Potomac, some picturesque ice formations have developed on other area waterways…
— Justin Berk (@JustinWeather) January 9, 2014
A word of caution…
We’ve received some questions about whether it’s safe to go out on ice on the C and O Canal and other places. Unless, the ice is three or (better) four inches thick, it is considered unsafe to walk (or skate) on. Especially with thawing temperatures this weekend, it’s best to stay off any ice.