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Record February snowfall keeps piling on with ice-dam nightmares


February 22, 2019

On a recent walk around south Minneapolis, Melissa Hansen aimed her camera at what she calls “epic icicles.” It didn’t take long to find multiple houses fringed with thick daggers of ice, some plunging several feet from their gutters.

This month’s below-freezing temperatures and record-breaking snowfall have produced prime conditions for the problem signaled by the frozen spikes: ice dams. If allowed to grow, the ridges of ice can cause water damage inside a home.


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