The Great January 1998 Ice Storm
photo by Gerry Hawkes - January 1998
Along a town road at 1900 feet elevation in south central Vermont immediately after the storm.
The damage from this storm extended over millions of acres in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario. It is probable that global climate change played a significant role in causing this ice storm of unprecedented magnitude which was termed the greatest natural disaster in Canadian history. It also appears that limbs, trunks and roots of trees were weakened by years of exposure to acid rain and other forms of air pollution causing trees to snap and uproot much more easily.
A common forest scene in the aftermath of the January 1988 ice storm.
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