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The Deep Freeze Has Lifted, But Chicago Is Still Encased In Ice

Here's a look at what Block Club Chicago photographer Colin Boyle found Monday.

Ben Sabath tries in vain to open an ice-covered gate in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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CHICAGO — Warmer weather finally reached Chicago after a long cold snap, but it’s going take a lot of it to clear the snow and the ice that blanketed Chicago last week.

The city is still encased in ice, with melting snow creating some spectacular and dangerous formations. Here’s a look at what Block Club Chicago photographer Colin Boyle found Monday:

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Icicles cover part of a building in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Icicles cover part of a building in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Icicles cover part of a building in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Ice hangs dangerously upon power lines in an alley in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Ice hangs from a building’s roof in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A balcony is covered in sheets of dangerous ice in the New City neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A balcony is covered in sheets of dangerous ice in the New City neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A balcony is covered in sheets of dangerous ice in the New City neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Chicago Water Management works to dig out cars covered in ice along Ashland Avenue as they respond to a broken water pipe below the street in Lincoln Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Ice hangs from a building in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Ice hangs dangerously upon power lines in an alley in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Icicles cover part of a building in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Ben Sabath tries in vain to open an ice-covered gate in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Water droplets fall from icicles that hang from a building in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Water droplets fall from icicles that hang from a building in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Ice hangs from an apartment building’s balconies in Hyde Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Ice hangs from a Canaryville building on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A cat walks through an alley in the Canaryville neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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An abandoned building’s roof collapsed from the weight of snow in the Canaryville neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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An abandoned building’s roof collapsed from the weight of snow in the Canaryville neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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An abandoned building’s roof collapsed from the weight of snow in the Canaryville neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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An abandoned building’s roof collapsed from the weight of snow in the Canaryville neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A balcony is covered in sheets of dangerous ice in the New City neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A balcony is covered in sheets of dangerous ice in the New City neighborhood on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A planter sits damaged from falling icicles at a home in North Center on Feb. 22, 2021.
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A motorist wipes ice and snow off a car’s windshield in Lincoln Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Chicago Water Management works to dig out cars covered in ice along Ashland Avenue as they respond to a broken water pipe below the street in Lincoln Park on Feb. 22, 2021.
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Chicago Water Management works to dig out cars covered in ice along Ashland Avenue as they respond to a broken water pipe below the street in Lincoln Park on Feb. 22, 2021.

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