PHOTOS: Agassiz-Harrison put on ice after weekend winter weather

A bird’s-eye view of Harrison Hot Springs shows a frozen-over Harrison Lagoon. Frigid weather gripped southern B.C. this weekend, covering nearly everything with a thick layer of ice and snow. (Contributed Photo/Evan Gillespy) [Jan. 10, 2022}A bird’s-eye view of Harrison Hot Springs shows a frozen-over Harrison Lagoon. Frigid weather gripped southern B.C. this weekend, covering nearly everything with a thick layer of ice and snow. (Contributed Photo/Evan Gillespy) [Jan. 10, 2022}
A lone bird rests on an icy branch during this past weekend’s icy weather. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)A lone bird rests on an icy branch during this past weekend’s icy weather. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
Ice covers Dianne Shewchuk’s fence during the particularly cold weekend weather. Ice covered virtually every outdoor surface as a combination of freezing rain and snow fell. (Contributed Photo/Dianne Shewchuk)Ice covers Dianne Shewchuk’s fence during the particularly cold weekend weather. Ice covered virtually every outdoor surface as a combination of freezing rain and snow fell. (Contributed Photo/Dianne Shewchuk)
An area waterfall froze solid this past weekend. Everything from roads to rivers froze during one of the first major weather events of the year. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)An area waterfall froze solid this past weekend. Everything from roads to rivers froze during one of the first major weather events of the year. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
Long branches dropped off multiple trees across the Lower Mainland under the extreme weight of the ice and snow that formed during the weekend weather. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)Long branches dropped off multiple trees across the Lower Mainland under the extreme weight of the ice and snow that formed during the weekend weather. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
Trees around Pioneer Park in Agassiz got an unexpected trip this past weekend as heavy ice caused several branches to break. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)Trees around Pioneer Park in Agassiz got an unexpected trip this past weekend as heavy ice caused several branches to break. (Contributed Photo/Laura Tunbridge)
It’s hard enough to drive out of a frozen driveway, let alone try to get in to a car completely encased in ice. (Contributed Photo/Shelley Mosher)It’s hard enough to drive out of a frozen driveway, let alone try to get in to a car completely encased in ice. (Contributed Photo/Shelley Mosher)
Schep Park in Agassiz shines with a fresh layer of ice following the weekend’s winter storms. (Contributed Photo/Shelley Mosher)Schep Park in Agassiz shines with a fresh layer of ice following the weekend’s winter storms. (Contributed Photo/Shelley Mosher)
While the snow caused chaos on the roads, it should be said the winter weather created some serene scenes around town as well. (Contributed Photo/Sue Williams)While the snow caused chaos on the roads, it should be said the winter weather created some serene scenes around town as well. (Contributed Photo/Sue Williams)

The Lower Mainland rang in the new year with a heaping helping of heavy snow and ice.

Freezing rain clung to roads, branches and buildings across Agassiz-Harrison this past weekend. Local road crews worked to clear the all-encompassing ice that made roadways in the area hazardous to travel; a number of residents couldn’t make it out of the driveway due to the slippery conditions. The combined weight of the snow and ice, cracked and broke tree branches in yards and local public green spaces.

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According to Environment Canada, 22.1 millimetres and 18.6 millimetres of precipitation fell on Agassiz over the course of this past weekend. The combined 40.7 millimetres makes up almost two-thirds of the total local precipitation to date this month.

Multiple calls for help with the heavy snow and ice and just as many offers to assist flew around on local social media groups as the community banded together to weather yet another storm.


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