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Ottawa's April 2018 ice storm in pictures and video

Residents have been taking pictures and video of ice formations throughout Ottawa and Gatineau as freezing rain coats the region.
People across the city are dealing with frozen cars, downed power lines and fallen trees. 0:38

Residents have been taking pictures and video of ice formations throughout Ottawa and Gatineau as freezing rain coats the region.

Freezing rain started to fall at the Ottawa airport around noon Sunday, and has continued since then in fits and starts. Environment Canada expects it to stop overnight.

This lost glove in downtown Ottawa is encased in ice. (Jérémie Bergeron/Radio-Canada)
The World Exchange Plaza in downtown Ottawa boasted some interesting ice formations Monday morning. (Stu Mills/CBC)

Let's skate

These people took advantage of the icy streets. Footage from: @TrevorGreenway, Carly Pickett, @vcroc, Benny Fong and Janie Iserhoff. 0:33

Beautiful, bubbly ice formations

The freezing rain had an interesting effect on blades of grass near the Ottawa Trainyards. (Mathieu Theriault/CBC)
Another interesting shot of grass covered in ice. (@Iseemylightcome/Twitter)
This parking meter outside the Ottawa courthouse was totally encased in ice, making it impossible to push the buttons or insert credit cards. (Ashley Burke/CBC)

Trees, power lines felled

A man walks past a fallen branch in Ottawa. (Stu Mills/CBC)
This tree branch fell onto Clegg Street, just east of Main Street. (Stu Mills/CBC)
A large branch of a tree came down on boulevard Saint-Raymond on Monday. (Christian Milette/Radio-Canada)
A fallen branch blocks a road in Ottawa. (Stu Mills/CBC)
A series of hydro poles snapped along County Road 9, north of the village of St. Isidore, Ont. (Denis Babin/Radio-Canada)
A tree fell onto this vehicle in Ottawa.
'Our street is a skating rink,' wrote Twitter user Eugen Bacic. (@embacic/Twitter)

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