Hard DC Snow + Ice Ain’t So Nice

How hard is the ice that covers yesterday’s snowfall in Washington DC? I know its too thick to easily make snowballs, but might the ice be strong enough to walk on?

This morning I tested the snow + ice that covers the front lawn of my apartment building on 16th Street – an ice sheet that covers snow at least four inches deep. So how hard might that ice layer be? Play the video to find out:

Yep, now that’s tough ice. Now don’t you wish it was egg-cooking hot instead?

5 Comments so far

  1. Sweet (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 11:59 am

    Wayan, I have you beat. I couldn’t break through in heels.


  2. nice shoes (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 1:55 pm

    are those air jordans? they did not help your vertical leap. you only got four inches of air


  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    It was fugly out there when it came to move my car this afternoon! I had to get out the garden handrake and trowel to get the ice from my tires. Seriously, total suckage.


  4. anon (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 5:38 pm

    Would be funnier if you had fallen on your ass. The camera would have been at the perfect angle for that.


  5. Rosemary (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 12:27 pm

    It took me 20 goddamn minutes to get out of my driveway on my way to class. My car wasn’t heavy enough to break through the ice so I slid the whole way down.
    Then when I came home I couldn’t break through it either. Didn’t even leave a dent. There’s about a 2 foot long tire mark and that’s it.



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