Frozen Connecticut River Elegantly Sends Chunks of Ice Downstream

As the pieces of ice float downstream they make a soothing crackling sound.
Loukia Papadopoulos
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Ah, Winter! If you are lucky enough to live in a region that is cold enough you get to watch as snow and ice cover every inch of the world around you. And although it might be annoying for driving or walking, it makes for quite a beautiful sight.


Nowhere is this effect more powerful than in rivers. Rivers have a special way of freezing over as illustrated by this one in Connecticut.

In a video released by ABC News, you can see the river transformed into many chunks of ice. As the pieces of ice move along downstream you can even hear the soothing sound they make.

"The river is known for its ice jams, and 2018 NASA satellites recorded images of clogged conditions due to brash ice, fragments that accumulate and re-freeze," said ABC News' video description.

The whole thing is mesmerizing to watch as the large pieces of ice gracefully and elegantly float downstream. The noise is a relaxing crackling sound as the pieces break over and over again.

This video reminds us of how much we love winter and the majestic way it takes over everything. What a sight to see!


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