Photo Dispatch: Ice covers everything off Lake Geneva

Proving that a picture is worth a thousand words, although I find the word ‘DAMN!’ often sums up things like this pretty well, too. More pics can be found here. They’re from a January 2005 storm on Lake Geneva that suddenly brought 110 km/h winds. According to one newsreport (via

“The cold did not save sailing ships moored in the ports of Léman. In Geneva, several boats sank under the weight of the ice. Several minor roads were closed, passage having been made impossible by the ice and the snowdrifts. In downtown Geneva, Servette Street was closed after the rupture of a water pipeline transformed the roadway into a true skating rink.”