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[–]Quicksplice 2351 points2352 points  (83 children)

I’m cold just watching this.

[–]nofaceD3 830 points831 points  (38 children)

It looks like a scene from a fantasy movie.

[–]RudolphMorphi 239 points240 points  (31 children)

Not a fantasy film but 'Way Down East' from 1920 features a scene filmed on a river filled with ice. https://youtu.be/CtyniX4KP1I

The main character, played by Lillian Gish, collapses on a sheet of ice which breaks off and is swept down river. The man who loves her runs across breaking up ice, like in the gif, to rescue her. The stunts were all done for real and Gish suffered permanent damage to the hand she had in the water.

Edit: some clarification.

[–]Sansia 32 points33 points  (7 children)

That might be in the running for one of the most dangerous scenes ever filmed. I’m trying to come up with some worse ones and I’m failing. There are a half dozen Buster Keaton stunts, but those were all relatively planned and safe...ish. This scene is just random death that’s one ice break away.

[–]Smogshaik 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Considering the utter and total shitbag that Griffith was, I would have felt for the actress, but would love to have that worthless piece of shit director's career ruined.

Invented cinema my ass.

[–]Thewaffleninja64 58 points59 points  (0 children)

It looks like once you fall in, you’re never getting out

[–]joho0 12 points13 points  (2 children)

More people should read about Lillian Gish. She was a women ahead of her time.

Fun Fact: Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins named their album Gish after her.

[–]cicadawing 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Night of the Hunter is an amazing hyper-real fable.

[–]dangerrapp 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Nope, not going after her, I don't do well with the cold.

[–]_Bumble_Bee_Tuna_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Shell dethaw in the spring. No worries.

[–]Pyr0technician 21 points22 points  (1 child)

That was unbelievable. Almost 100 years ago too.

[–]Smogshaik 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lilian Gish is the actress ;)

[–]BlondieYYZ 74 points75 points  (11 children)

I want a glass of this ice water.

[–]Arviay 17 points18 points  (6 children)

If this is the James, believe me; you don’t.

[–]Feisty_Red 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Seconded. I’m thinking, “is this RVA?” I don’t live in Virginia anymore. I live in Florida, and I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it’s this cold in Virginia right now. This may not be a current gif, but just looking at this makes my bones ache.

[–]Arviay 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I don’t think it’s current, but I haven’t seen the river today... i’ve also 1: almost landed on a condom while swinging from a rope swing 2: seen someone shitting into the river from a rock and 3: vomitted countless times into this river. Nobody should want a bug gulp of this shit

[–]Feisty_Red 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Oh, seconded. I’ve spent too many days on the rocks of Belle Isle and have seen entirely too much to think “hm, this looks tasty.” 😂

[–]LazyKidd420 19 points20 points  (1 child)

In a big gulp from 7 eleven lol

[–]buldoz 38 points39 points  (7 children)

I’m cold just watching this.

Soon it will be warm and everyone will swim.

[–]Embarker 26 points27 points  (4 children)

My world’s on fire, how ‘bout yours?

[–]dcevelyn 14 points15 points  (1 child)

That’s the way I like it and I never get bored.

[–]SlimeFactory 39 points40 points  (3 children)

I'm cold because I live there.

[–]CommissarAdam 49 points50 points  (1 child)

Why do you live in a river?

[–]dabbo93 28 points29 points  (0 children)

In a van down by the river

[–]SardonicVampire 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Its 16 degrees in my part of VA right now. Sucks :(

[–]Beekeeper1987 7 points8 points  (2 children)

As someone from Virginia, I can tell you that if this is recent footage, you won’t be cold. We had couple weeks where it was cold enough to freeze up. Then a warm front came through. It was over 70 ℉ a day or two ago. I was riding around with the windows down and a tshirt on. It melted the ice enough for everything to break up and start flowing again.

[–]pepcorn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

same. and scared. falling into that could kill you real quick.

[–]offbrandsoap 2178 points2179 points  (122 children)

I can almost feel how terrible that would be if you fell in it

[–]MadBodhi 1133 points1134 points  (55 children)

I have a weird urge to jump in.

[–]ProfessorOwl22 683 points684 points  (36 children)

The call of the void

[–]Iloveturbocars 225 points226 points  (7 children)

It's like your mind just checking in to make sure you don't want to commit suicide.

[–]wtmh 239 points240 points  (4 children)

"Oh. You do? Bummer, man."

[–]ASK_ME_IF_IM_YEEZUS 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I had someone tell me once to “hug the void”

So, you’re suggesting I jump?

[–]HolyFruitSalad_98 48 points49 points  (18 children)

Relevant- try and read The Enigma of Amigara Fault by Junji Ito. Still gives me shivers.

[–]Reddits_on_ambien 28 points29 points  (9 children)

It's such a good story, but I hate it. It's so creepy in a frission kinds of way. Claustrophobic and nightmare inducing.

[–]HolyFruitSalad_98 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I agree. I read it once and I'm probably not going back to read it again for a long while.

[–]4FrSw 26 points27 points  (5 children)

You could read this instead

[–]anethma 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It took me an unreasonably long time to realize that you need to read it right to left.

[–]SnakeEyes0 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I hate you... so much.. goodbye sleep

[–]Wheatly1337 10 points11 points  (0 children)

L'appel du vide

[–]zacharyangrk 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Or "l'appel du vide" in French, where the phrase came from!

Edit: Spelling. Thanks u/NeDisPasMieux!

[–]supersaiyan3trump 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Is it a prickly urge?

[–]LuciaFlorent 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I want to see if I can lie down on top of the ice

[–]dabbo93 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Found Wim Hof

[–]pavparty 97 points98 points  (46 children)

Wonder how bad it would be...

Aside from the cold, assuming you wore multiple wetsuits... would it be really crushy, or just mildly annoying crushy? Would it be slushy?

[–]KendrickLamas 224 points225 points  (7 children)

You would probably get pushed under the ice and would not be able to get back up.

[–]1Slootbanger 55 points56 points  (12 children)

You wouldn’t last long.

I was down on the river for breakup. It had just started, all you hear is super loud popping noises.

All of a sudden the water started rising so we fired up our quads and got the F out of there as we could see a wall of white coming towards us.

We rode up to the top of the bank and stopped and as the way of white approached us, all we could hear was super loud cracking noises as the ice wall was taking out trees. The trees were rolling in the ice and breaking apart. It’s fuckin scary.

It’s like a lion. All cute to look at and you wanna jump in and get all comfy but then you realize you fucked up.

[–]ihm96 4 points5 points  (1 child)

We used to see it during this time of year for crew practice in pa back when I was in college. One of the little boats with an outboard motor would go break it up but then for days you'd occasionally be rowing and just see a giant wall of ice coming downriver and have to scurry back down to the boathouse because the ice would destroy a little racing shell like that easily. I once came around a bend and smashed into an ice slab like 20ft wide because we couldn't stop in time and I couldn't go around and boom our skeg came off lol

[–]terrencew94 73 points74 points  (4 children)

Knocked unconscious and drowned, with many lacerations, depending if you get dragged along the bottom or not

Edit: go read up on what it's like to be in an undertow in rapids, happens in white water rafting. Not a pretty thing, they wear helmets for a reason. It's the same effect basically, only difference would be just hundreds of pounds of moving ice in the current between you and air.

[–]GoEagles247 4 points5 points  (1 child)

These things rip trees apart like nothing and take bridges down river with them. I think a person would be reduced to pulp

[–]ohitsasnaake 18 points19 points  (11 children)

"Drysuits" exist as well, for coldwater diving. Then you can wear thermal underwear and maybe maybe a another thin, warm layer as well, under it.

Even with wetsuits, afaik you wouldn't wear multiple layers, but rather one thick wetsuit. A thicker wetsuit allows for the inside and outside to have a larger temperature difference, my guess is because the thickness insulates more, and also the water permeates the suit slowly, so more thickness = more time for the body to warm up the innermost moisture etc.

This ice doesn't look all that thick, but it's hard to tell how deep/packed the ice layer is. My guess is that as long as it's flowing like this and not further congested/packed by a narrow spot, bridge, etc., would be mild to moderately crushy. Either just annoying, or you might get bruises and such, but you could still function, more or less. Edit: in fact thin, fresh, glass-like ice is possibly the worst for actually getting cuts.

[–]Rand_alThor_ 24 points25 points  (6 children)

Ice is heavy as fuck and this is flowing at a moderate pace this would give you nice bruises and scrapes but you would be able to come up unless trapped like you said

[–]PooPooDooDoo 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Your balls just merged with your lungs.

[–]meth_cupcakes_ 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I bet it’s incredibly dangerous. So much more so then just cold running water.

[–]boobs_are_soft 14 points15 points  (2 children)

The stick seams to be doing fine, are you saying I'm weaker than that bit of wood?

[–]meth_cupcakes_ 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Are you joking? That stick is clearly drowning just out of reach of his friends. Sad day indeed.😔😔

[–]MacGyverMacGuffin 1314 points1315 points  (86 children)

Reminds me of that famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware.

[–]TheFatGoose 487 points488 points  (46 children)

Except with a sprite bottle and other plastic trash... SAD!

[–]oodsigma8 133 points134 points  (31 children)

How do you know its a sprite bottle?? /r/HailCorporate


[–]TrolliciousCuisine 144 points145 points  (29 children)

Haha, I agree. Just because it is green doesn't mean it is sprite.

Why, it can be a nice refreshing Heineken® that anyone can enjoy alongside a beautiful river in Virginia.

[–]oodsigma8 50 points51 points  (20 children)

Don't forget about the great taste of Dos Equis.

[–]uncertainusurper 16 points17 points  (18 children)

It looks like a Heineken bottle you guys come on.

[–]ajr72ful 27 points28 points  (15 children)

Or geez...perhaps a Rolling Rock!

[–]braintrustinc 27 points28 points  (1 child)

You guys, it's clearly a refreshing Moon Mist™ by Faygo®

[–]jondrethegiant 13 points14 points  (2 children)

In Virginia? Yeah, my money is on Rolling Rock.

[–]thewrights11 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's obviously a Squirt bottle.

[–]404_UserNotFound 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Do you people not read? This is in virgina ...its obviously mountain dew!

[–]nakedz 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Mickey's ?

[–]TheOnionFury 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Only slightly more likely than Dos Equis.

[–]uncertainusurper 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s definitely a bottle.

[–]WhoDat504 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Just look at that water surge! Don’t forget that’s a bottle of Surge. Get a sweet crisp taste and a boost of energy while you enjoy Mother Nature!

[–]MicrocrystallineHue 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You're looking at the future River of Blood, the Civil War massacre on the Potomac.

[–]mikest126 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I feel sad for such things. If people can't respect the nature they should be away from it.

[–]InconspicuousObject 46 points47 points  (15 children)

@ 8:00pm on Christmas he initiated his attack on Hessians, crossing the Delaware River near Trenton. Valley Forge & the Schuylkill River were probably this cold as well; so many froze to death and died of disease with little to no food. Continentals had so many setbacks; but they put 24,000 redcoats into the ground & made a nation. No shoes needed.

[–]OzCommenter 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Used to live and go to school on the banks of the Delaware, heard that story many times... it was kind of our local bit of early American history.

[–]TheSnowbro 24 points25 points  (6 children)

Interesting fact about the attack is that most of those who survived and fought with Washington during the winter were slaves and immigrants.

[–]PenguinWithKnees 7 points8 points  (0 children)

First thought that came to my mind!!

[–]brave-new-world 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He would be so stoked to hear that. That dude loved Virginia

[–]Tank_Top_Tiger 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The booze cruise?

[–]whale-trees 19 points20 points  (13 children)

You should record this for ASMR folks

[–]mrsbleake 1094 points1095 points  (182 children)

This is where I live! New river in Montgomery County :) absolutely amazing to see!

[–]iismitch55 282 points283 points  (73 children)

Yo like right now? I live in Montgomery county, just not near the river.

Edit: Found the source! This is in Mouth Of Wilson, Virginia which is right on the border with North Carolina.

[–]Go_ahead_throw_away 83 points84 points  (62 children)

Same, I live in the NRV :) ...I don't live near it, but I work close to the river. Haven't seen any ice flows though. It might happen overnight, with how feckin cold it is here.

I have, however, seen plenty of rather large waterfall icicles.

[–]stilyagi12 46 points47 points  (26 children)

Grew up in Christiansburg, moved to Missouri. Not an improvement. Miss the mountains and the seasons, ha

[–]Go_ahead_throw_away 30 points31 points  (23 children)

Grew up in flat-ass Fredericksburg, living in C-burg now. Definitely an improvement from where I lived xD sorry you had to leave :p although, I will say, wicked storms out in the Midwest/plains. Kinda jelly, it's pretty mild here in terms of meteorological phenomena. Sundogs galore in Radford, but not much else that's interesting to count on I'm afraid.

Since deciding to stay in the mountains I can't see a reason to leave. Even with the crazy amounts of pollution form the Radford Arsenal, the air is so crisp and clean up here. And the random flakes of snow that inexplicably fall from clear skies has been fun to witness this past month :D

[–]Legario 8 points9 points  (18 children)

C-burg and the surrounding area is actually dry compared to the rest of Virginia, and doesn't recieve as much precip (snow or rain), which is far less exciting. Also all that pollution goes downstream, yo.

[–]Go_ahead_throw_away 6 points7 points  (17 children)

Yeah, dumb topography ruining our fun. From what I think I heard, Christiansburg and Blacksburg are on a sort-of plateau in the valley, making precipitation pretty scarce. It's really not fun to watch a storm coming through our area, break up before hitting us, and areas near Roanoke and Floyd getting hit the hardest.

[–]Legario 10 points11 points  (10 children)

As someone who used to go to Tech, I fucking prayed for snow only to have clear, windy cold days walking to class lol. Didn't help that I was a Meteorology major who had friends constantly going "so we're going to shut down cuz of snow today, right?"

[–]Go_ahead_throw_away 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Woooah, meteorology major? Me too, yo! Class of 2016 here

[–]Legario 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Ha, Class of 2017. Small world, eh? :)

[–]jiddy13 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I vividly recall having an 8am geology class in 2007, had to walk across the drill field in the winter mornings. I felt my tears freezing once. So I started walking to class backwards.

[–]iismitch55 3 points4 points  (0 children)

81 is like being on top of a tall flat mountain. The wind is terrible. East side of Roanoke where I'm from originally almost never gets it. It usually gets dumped before it gets there, plus the lower elevation kinda mitigates it.

[–]PurpleMonkeyElephant 19 points20 points  (6 children)

NRV as well! What the fuck Reddit! In my 30 years on this planet I have never seen ice like that on the river.

[–]pshep69 5 points6 points  (3 children)

NRV checking in here also. Cburg born and raised.

[–]IvyLeagueZombies 4 points5 points  (2 children)

There is dozens of us in this thread!

[–]pepsicolacompany 26 points27 points  (17 children)

NRV check in woop woop

The creek near my house was getting nice and frozen but then yesterday happened

[–]CircumcisedSpine 7 points8 points  (3 children)

NRV check in woop woop

All I can think of when thinking of New River is.... Radford.

[–]Officerrabitt1 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Fellow NRV resident here, always cool to see something from our community. Although I've never seen the river like this, shits crazy

[–]Dlh2079 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Blacksburg here

[–]Gyeff 27 points28 points  (27 children)

What's the river called? Where in Montgomery county?

[–]dont_look_up 50 points51 points  (23 children)

The river's called New River

[–]Gyeff 10 points11 points  (20 children)


[–]ShowMeUrrGenitals 69 points70 points  (19 children)

Fun fact: even though it is called the New River it is actually the third oldest river on the planet.

[–]elliok7 22 points23 points  (15 children)

Another fun fact it's called new bc it was marked new when it was discovered and never given a name

[–]pepsicolacompany 29 points30 points  (14 children)

Another fun fact, it's one of a handful of rivers (the Nile is one) that flows South to North.

[–]RobSPetri 23 points24 points  (4 children)

Another fun fact: after I proposed to my now-wife, we stayed at a bed and breakfast overlooking the New River.

[–]DanoDego 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Long live your marriage, man

[–]remphos 22 points23 points  (0 children)

May it be as long lasting as the new river, and only half as icy.

[–]iismitch55 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hope your marriage lasts as long as the New River is old!

[–]ndwu 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Fun fact: rivers are mostly comprised of water

[–]Myfourcats1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fun fact. I did not know a lot of these facts. And I went to VT.

[–]Derpiliciousderp 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: fish fuck in it

[–]Malcopticon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Less fun fact: The preceding fun fact is a myth. Rivers don't have a north-to-south bias, just an up-to-down one.

[–]knifetrader 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Eh, 2/3s of the rivers in central Europe flow South to North (Rhine, Elbe, Oder, Wistula just being the biggest)

[–]x3nopon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

North/south orientation doesn't have any effect on rivers, all that matters is elevation change.

[–]hightio 24 points25 points  (11 children)

Damn. NRV as in Radford? That's where I went to high school. I did not know they used the internet out there :)

[–]iismitch55 19 points20 points  (8 children)

We do! Shentel is making a fucking killing! $110 for 25 down here.

[–]restreporunner 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Fuuuuuck Shentel here 😒

[–]tohker 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yo, fuck shentel

[–]VT2016 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Do you know what section of the river this was at?

[–]Legario 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Wait, what? I've lived in Montgomery the last 6 years and have never seen anything this cool. :(

[–]helpfuldan 466 points467 points  (13 children)

That's scary as fuck.

[–]helterkelsers 71 points72 points  (0 children)

That's how I feel! My parents live on a large river up north and I spend a lot of time walking around it in the winter. It makes the most terrifying noises when the ice breaks and massive chunks slide over one another, but it's beautiful at the same time

[–]LeftCoastDaze 62 points63 points  (7 children)

Like something out of a horror movie with the river as the evil character. Never seen anything like it. Nightmare stuff for me.

[–]ohitsasnaake 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Yearly occurrence in some parts of the world.

[–]HLef 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Yep. And it gets stuck below bridges, creates basically a dam, and floods everything nearby! Woo!

[–]seanalltogether 9 points10 points  (2 children)

This is how Montpelier VT flooded when I was a kid. All that ice ran into a bridge and started piling up. Eventually all the water was flowing over the bridge at which point the road turned into a new river flowing straight into town.

[–]Rule1ofReddit 3 points4 points  (1 child)

That sounds incredible and scary. Pics?

[–]1677 340 points341 points  (21 children)

stupid water bottle

[–]Mrxcman92 57 points58 points  (11 children)

Looks like a beer bottle.

[–]ghannscuney 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Woulda been so much more awesome if it weren't for that fuckhead green bottle.

[–]Scorchman 199 points200 points  (16 children)

Reminds me of Frazil Ice in Yosemite.

[–]Protuhj 48 points49 points  (2 children)

This is one of the coolest videos I've seen in a long time, thanks!

[–]Turtle-Bear 18 points19 points  (1 child)

For real, holy shit that is awesome.

[–]JosephTakagi 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I didn't think that I would watch a 7 minute video of ice floes but that was really interesting, it's like what happens at the head of a flash flood. Really cool!

[–]FunBoats 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The Snow Cone is so awesome!

[–]FunBoats 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Also where does the word Frazil come from?

[–]Nimrond 7 points8 points  (0 children)

19th Century: from Canadian French frasil, from French fraisil, meaning coal cinders

[–]nevankeys 2 points3 points  (0 children)

super interesting

[–]an_nep 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Here's a great video from Hamburg, New York, taken just a few days ago. The footage includes the break up of the smooth ice sheet covering the river, followed by the loosened ice dam. Amazing!

[–]White_Dynamite 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you, that was a beautiful video!

[–]Pixelman22 132 points133 points  (32 children)

How screwed would you be if you jumped in?

[–]Trumplr 252 points253 points  (24 children)

The shock of the cold would make you lose any air that's in your lungs. Making you hyper ventilate. Slight chance of cardiac arrest. The water would weigh you down as you would probably be wearing heavy clothing. And finally the current is so strong because of the ice. So 10/10 would recommend!

Edit: The first statement I botched up last night when I was doing this at 3am the technical term is cold shock.

[–]gamingchicken 37 points38 points  (3 children)

The shock of the cold would make you lose any air that's be in your lungs. Making you hyper ventilate.

This happened to me once when I fell into cold as fuck water whilst kayaking. Didn't make me hyperventilate at all, in fact my chest constricted and I physically could not breathe.

[–]Its_my_ghenetiks 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Sometimes when I slip my hand turning off the shower it gets stuck at the freezing cold temp and I feel like I’m about to die

[–]AFK_Tornado 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Also ice is really sharp.

[–]PooPooDooDoo 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Sounds exhilarating!

[–]tireddesperation 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Is this an absolute given though? I've done polar bear swims plenty of time and been absolutely fine.

[–]felonius_thunk[🍰] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

In rivers moving like that though? I reckon it's a different animal from a frozen lake.

[–]dranani 5 points6 points  (1 child)

If we are just talking cold shock it's the same. You can fight past the cold shock if you slow your breathing and be calm but if you jump in the flowing ice you will be pushed under and drown more than likely

[–]PancakeMash 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Sounds like a great outdoor experience! My children would love to go into a river like this, they're real nature nuts. Thank you for the recommendation, Debra! Can't wait to see you next Bible study

[–]mephisto2k2 9 points10 points  (1 child)

11/10 with rice?

[–]yubioh 28 points29 points  (1 child)

The cold shock isn't the only thing to worry about. All that ice hitting/grinding against itself would also be doing the same to you

[–]better_bot 30 points31 points  (0 children)

You'll be fine, don't be a bitch.

[–]partialcremation 66 points67 points  (5 children)

I love this. It is relaxing watching this gif. I can only imagine how nice it must be to see in person.

[–]volkl47 31 points32 points  (1 child)

It's really cool to see, but I'm not sure I'd call it relaxing.

They can be pretty noisy and destructive. All that ice moving and smashing into other bits of ice is loud, and it'll often take down trees on the shore, docks, sometimes even bridges.

[–]partialcremation 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I can see how that might not be relaxing for some, but I saw icy rivers and powerful waterfalls in Iceland, and I found it surprisingly relaxing.

But, this is coming from someone that sees very little rushing water and even less ice in Texas.

[–]Stevester03 54 points55 points  (6 children)

Only in Virginia. Going from record cold to 60s back to cold within 4 days

[–]MajorSkrub 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Yup. Yesterday was 60 today is below freezing.

[–]burritosandblunts 8 points9 points  (0 children)

NY had a 70 degree difference in 36 hours.

[–]scamper_pants 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That happens in every state except Florida and California.

[–]Maltagda 96 points97 points  (8 children)

Upvoted for VA

[–]ppadge 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Upvoted for upvoting VA

[–]Tiny__Riick 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Upvoted for up voting someone who upvoted because of VA

[–]Circuit-z 22 points23 points  (4 children)

I literally used to sit in this exact spot all of the time and I instantly recognized it. Damn! How crazy with all of the ice.

[–]brobafett42 13 points14 points  (1 child)

From one Virginian to another, please pick up that bottle next time.

[–]kingsam88 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Being from Virginia has been popular on front page, from driveway slippy man to this, I see all this stuff on Facebook before it arrives here.

[–]mrsbleake 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Called the New River it runs really far though. This shot wasn’t actually in Montgomery County (after I dug a little deeper) it was closer to North Carolina maybe an hour or so away from me. But our section of the new river did this too! Pretty neat stuff. It was so cold here for so long I had never seen the river actually freeze up.

[–]datmanydocris 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Yep, that Virginia for you, you want 10 degree winters and 105 degree summers... come to Virginia.

[–]bigde32 15 points16 points  (0 children)

So for anyone interested in VA, it was 72 degrees yesterday and today its in the 20s. There was still ice on the ground.

[–]human-redditor 9 points10 points  (0 children)

O shit Virginia is floating away!

[–]campoxx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Something in me just wants to jump in.

[–]moreawkwardthenyou 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I feel like this would be a really shitty time to be a fish.

[–]datguy42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I live in VA, the cold sucks ass here. working in -15 weather almost gave me frostbite, shit sucks.