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Risk of Falling Icicles and Roof Avalanches as Edinburgh Thaws

Submitted by edg on Fri, 10 Dec '10 9.06pm

As recent snow turns to slush, life in Edinburgh is returning to normal. However, the thaw has brought its own problems, as snow loosens and slides off roofs, and spear-like icicles relinquish their grip on gutters and overhangs and fall on pavements below.