PHOTOS: Philly Transformed Into a Giant Ice Rink Last Night
And no, you’re not the only one who wiped out.
ICYMI – or in case you haven’t yet wiped out like the rest of us – Philly transformed into a giant ice skating rink last night.
Just as forecasters warned, freezing rain, sleet and frigid temps brought a thin sheet of ice to city streets and sidewalks (and railings … and cars … and gross, exhaust-stained snow). It was, and still is, treacherous out there – so use caution when walking or driving.
everything is covered in either black ice or snow that’s then covered in ice. i’m over winter ok pic.twitter.com/hN1bV31Kes
— cath (@cathalyse) January 8, 2018
Might as well cop a pair of ice skates for these sidewalks smh
— CROSSBRED (@__Flai) January 9, 2018
I'm trapped in a cage of ice pic.twitter.com/SGjvv3EIT8
— Jake Blumgart (@jblumgart) January 8, 2018
— Dave Schratwieser (@DSchratwieser) January 9, 2018
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When the snow & slush covered streets are safer than the ice covered sidewalks…URGH! Yeah this is a tough call. Monday I became one of those people I hate walking in the street. And heck I was wearing boots with traction on them. SMH These sidewalks ain't loyal. pic.twitter.com/b6M6Pta98h
— Nicki Mayo (@nickimayonews) January 9, 2018
Ice to see you. pic.twitter.com/NblmBzffL1
— Justin Silverman (@JustySilverman) January 9, 2018
Walking (or ice skating?!) my way home from a @unitefitness class this evening. Happened upon this bike. Don’t think he’s going anywhere anytime soon… #unitefitness #classpass #classpassphilly #workoutfit #fitness #fitnessmotivation #phillyfit #fitphilly #bbgphilly #tiuphilly #iceskating #walk #philly #fishtown #ice #whyiswinternotoveryet
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— Michelle (@MickiN) January 9, 2018
Yep, that’s ice. Save time to scrap your car and to go slow. I fell in my driveway yesterday, dealing with a sore shoulder today. More on the ice, on 6abc pic.twitter.com/ogsKiRGL3R
— Tamala Edwards (@TamEdwards6abc) January 9, 2018
Philly sidewalks + ice … damn.
— Sam ⓥ (@thecheshiresam) January 9, 2018
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I walked a mile uphill with a bag in each hand and did not eat shit on the ice even once, so by snow law, you all need to address me as “Captain Traction, Man of Action” from now on
— Josh Hechinger (@joshhechinger) January 9, 2018
Everyone walking to work like a penguin on the ice this morning. pic.twitter.com/u0epnnm1Yh
— erinjeanne. (@pbandjeanne) January 9, 2018
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I hear tapping on my skylight window ….. ice is falling pic.twitter.com/ToPRfWxdPv
— DILEMMA (@OfficialDilemma) January 9, 2018
— Brittney Shipp (@brittneyshipp) January 9, 2018
Alright stop, collaborate and listen. Ice is back so not falling is the mission.
— Tim Jimenez (@TimJRadio) January 9, 2018
— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) January 9, 2018
Welcome to Philly, everywhere outdoors is now an ice rink
— Molly Tack-Hooper 🗽 (@MollyTack) January 8, 2018
— Randy Gyllenhaal (@RandyGyllenhaal) January 9, 2018
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