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The first day after the storm in Watertown. Photo: Joanna Richards
The first day after the storm in Watertown. Photo: Joanna Richards

Ice storm damage continues

Damage from the Christmas week ice storm continues to impact towns across the North Country. In many areas, cold weather has meant that the ice has lingered on trees and structures.

Officials in Franklin County say they've responded to six structure collapses in recent days because of weight from ice. Sliding ice on roofs has also damaged chimneys -- causing at least 2 dozen chimneys to topple or collapse.

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Reported by

Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

Fuel tanks and vehicles have also been damaged by falling ice.

The Watertown Daily Times is reporting that fallen trees and branches choked many snowmobile and multi-use trails in St. Lawrence County.

Higley Flow State Park is closed until further notice. This includes all the park's ski trails. The recent ice storm has caused damage that will need to be assessed and cleaned up before the park can reopen.* - See more at: http://nysparks.com/parks/58/details.aspx

Meanwhile, the state office of Parks and Recreation has closed Higley Flow State Park in South Colton because of ice damage. State officials say ski trails will remain closed until damage from the ice storm can be assessed and cleaned up.

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