Half-inch of ice reported in Massena

A tree limb fell under the weight of the ice in Massena
A tree limb fell under the weight of the ice in Massena(Keith Benman)
Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 4:48 PM EST
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MASSENA, New York (WWNY) - Freezing rain and sleet left trees, utility lines, and just about everything else encased in ice in parts of St. Lawrence County.

A half-inch of ice was recorded at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Massena International Airport.

Former 7 News reporter Keith Benman snapped some photos around Massena. He found a tree limb that had fallen under the weight of the ice.

According to weather.com, ice can increase the weight of branches by 30 times.

It also says a half-inch accumulation on power lines can add 500 pounds of extra weight.

See more pictures of the ice in St. Lawrence County here.