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Ice Storm 1998 - January 5-10, 1998

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Untitled cartoon by Dale Cummings showing Jean Chretien trying to fix a crumpled hydro tower from the ice storm

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Untitled cartoon by Dale Cummings showing Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien trying to fix a crumpled hydro tower from the ice storm

Photograph of an ice-covered car with a hydro pole lying across the hood

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Main Street, Granby, January 12, 1998

Photograph of the sign and lights at a railway crossing, completely encased in ice, near Farnham, Quebec, January 1998

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Railroad crossing sign near Farnham, Quebec, January 1998

Photograph of a man standing beside a huge pile of branches, Montréal, February 1998

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Wood piling up near Mount Royal, Montréal, nearly a month after the disaster, February 1998

Photograph of a rural mailbox, completely encased in ice, near Farnham, Quebec, January 1998

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An icy mailbox near Farnham, Quebec, January 1998

Photograph of two Hydro Quebec workers beside a pylon that colapsed under the weight of the ice, near Drummondville, Quebec, January 1998

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Hydro-Quebec pylon collapsed under the weight of the ice, near Drummondville, Quebec, January 1998

Photograph of a tree in a Montréal park, split apart by the weight of ice from the storm, January 1998

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The weight of the ice split trees, such as this one in a Montréal park, January 1998

Photograph of a man walking in a branch-covered street criss-crossed with ice-covered hydro lines, Kingston, Ontario, January 1998

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Nelson Street, Kingston, Ontario, January 9, 1998

Photograph of a pine branch encased in ice

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A pine branch transformed by thick ice

Photograph of a wire fence encased in ice, near Cantley, Quebec, January 1998

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An ice-covered fence near Cantley, Quebec, January 1998