After days of snowfall in St. Petersburg, a thaw has arrived, coating the city in enormous, often spectacular icicles. On Wednesday, Nov. 16, temperatures rose above freezing, melting large amounts of snow that’s now caked on rooftops throughout town.
Emergency officials have issued warnings to the people of St. Petersburg about black ice and falling icicles. On Nov. 15, a young woman was struck by an icicle, but escaped with only minor injuries and didn’t need to be hospitalized.
For those not dodging falling hazards, the spectacle of a city encased in ice has been the perfect excuse to boot up Instagram, where hundreds of people have uploaded stunning photographs of St. Petersburg’s beautiful, if dangerous, weather.