Positively caked in ice, crazy storm photos from Slovenia


A man shovels ice next to ice-covered car in Postojna February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A punishing ice storm slammed Slovenia earlier this week, paralyzing parts of the country. Freezing rain encased trees, cars, and power lines in unthinkably thick layers of ice.

“Three days of blizzards and a freak ice storm have inflicted “the worst devastation in living memory” in the small Alpine country of Slovenia as life in half of the country is frozen in place,” writes Business Insider.

Here are some of the not-to-be believed photos from this storm:


Ice-covered electric power pillar is seen in Postojna February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A man removes ice from an ice-covered car with a hammer in Postojna February 5, 2014. Cars stand entombed in a crystal-like casing near the deserted railway station in Postojna. Trees and electricity pylons lie felled in the snow by the sheer weight of ice enveloping them. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A power company worker repairs power lines in ice-covered woods in Pivka February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A car with a smashed rear windscreen is seen amid heavy ice in Postojna February 5, 2014. Cars stand entombed in a crystal-like casing near the deserted railway station in Postojna. Trees and electricity pylons lie felled in the snow by the sheer weight of ice enveloping them. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A snowman covered with thick ice is seen in Prestranek February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A power company worker repairs power lines in ice-covered woods in Pivka February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

Ice covers a World War II monument in Pivka February 4, 2014. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

A fallen pillar of the main power lines is seen in Strmca February 3, 2014. A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity on Monday after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the national STA news agency reported. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic

Here’s an incredible video of some of the ice storm devastation:

In the aftermath of the ice storm in Slovenia, warm weather has moved in and now its residents are dealing with flooding, as documented in this video of Europe’s crazy stretch of weather below…

Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
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