Impacts from Ice Storms
Car Damages, Structual Damage, and Tree Damage. Transmission Towers can topple. When a quarter-inch or more of ice builds up, severe impacts can result. Ice can increase the weight of tree branches up to 30 times and can add 500 pounds of extra weight to power lines. Consequently, tree branches, power lines and power poles can fall. Black ice can also occur when ice storms come through causing more accidents to occur on the road than before.
How Ice Storms Affect Trees
Trees often fall becuase of several reasons. One is decay in the branches and then the ice weighs them down then they snap. A tree can also fall becuase it is dead and gets pushed over by the wind. If trees have a shallow root base or if their roots are somewhat exposed they're likely to fall over too. A tree may only loose its branches if they aren't supported.
How Ice Storms Affect People
How to Prepare for Ice Storms