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St. Petersburg Gets Bathed in Ice

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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.

#спб #ноябрь #сосули

A photo posted by @feanor34 on

#winteriscoming #spb #ice #сосули #питер #спб

A photo posted by Lisa (@pizant) on

Доставайте лазеры,время сбивать сосулии! #пиупиупиу#сосули#зима2016

A photo posted by Майкл Оу Фуфан (@pawytk) on

Сосули, конечно, опасные, но красивые! До сих пор мечтаем о лазере и тепловых пушках впридачу. На днях я чуть не сломала ногу, когда заходила в автобус, потому что под слоем снега часто прячется лёд. Теперь татуировку продолжает огромная сине-красная гематома. Хорошо, что кости у меня крепкие (и широкие 😂). Между тем, стало интересно, сколько человек что-то сломали или свернули себе в результате "внезапных" снегопадов и полной неподготовленности коммунальных служб? #министерствонедовольства #этопитердетка #сосули

A photo posted by Victoria Dim (@frautori) on

Будьте осторожней. #От_сосули_не_убежишь #сосули

A photo posted by Кирилл Хорев (@k_horev) on

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