A burst water main transforms Gloucestershire Street into an extraordinary forest of icicles
A burst water main transforms a suburban street into an extraordinary forest of icicles as Britain shivers in sub-zero temperatures
- The icicle forest was created naturally by passing cars splashing water
- It has become a local hit as many use the phenomenon as a photo opportunity
- Gloucestershire locals are amazed by the sculpture and hope it stays here
A burst water main has turned a Gloucestershire suburban street into a sensational icicle phenomenon after freezing temperatures hit the UK.
The icicle forest was accidentally created by passing cars spraying water from a burst water pipe onto a roadside hedge.
Helen Stratford, a mother from Staunton, Gloucestershire, saw the creation down her street, which caught her and other locals’ attention.
Her daughter Sabrina, 9, was fascinated by the icicles and, like many others, wanted to see the icicles up close.
A burst water main turned a Gloucestershire suburban street into an icicle forest
The sculpture was created by cars spraying water from a burst water pipe onto a hedge
Ms. Stratford took Sabrina to admire the creation after school and snap some inspiring winter photos.
She said: “I drove past it every day, it’s a natural phenomenon I suppose.
“My daughter says they look like cathedral organ pipes and wanted to see them.
“We went when she was dropping out of school and it was so slippery but she wanted me to take a picture.
“People bombed by it and didn’t look at it properly, but since I shared the photo, they’ve stopped and realized it’s quite remarkable.”
Locals like Helen Stratford and her daughter Sabrina hope it stays while they enjoy their new local attraction
Not only Sabrina was excited about the new sculpture, as a local wrote online: “I’ve never seen anything like it… brilliant picture!”
Helen hopes the icicle hill will grow as the weekend weather forecast continues to call for sub-zero temperatures.
She said: “Whenever people drive by, they spray it and it adds more.
“It’s really amazing and really unique.”
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