Jan 26, 2011

Ice encased car in NY East Village

A leaky pipe beneath a Manhattan street encased a parked car in ice and caused the pavement to sink.

East Second Street between First and Second Avenues is like a glacier as layers of thick cascading ice cover the block. Beneath the frozen tundra sits an Audi A3 completely encased in six inches of ice.

“I’ve never seen anything like that, it’s like an ice sculpture,” a woman said.

The owner of the car, is taking the situation in stride. “It could be worse like if that was me or a family member covered in ice that wouldn’t be good; so it’s all relative.”