Arctic blast creates ice sculptures on Lake D’Arbonne

The intense wind created a wall of ice. (Photo by Terry L. Jones)

Brrrr! The recent once-in-a-generation storm that hammered the Midwest and Northeast also dipped its frigid tentacles into our neck of the woods. When the cold front howled through the Farmerville area on the night of Dec. 22, the forty mile per hour winds kicked up whitecaps on Lake D’Arbonne that crashed into the bank alongside old Highway 15. Then the temperature dropped down to 10 degrees, causing the spraying water to freeze on the bank and cypress trees. The winter storm created an icy spectacle rarely seen in the Deep South.

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A native of Winn Parish, Terry L. Jones has enjoyed hunting and fishing North Louisiana’s woods and water for 50 years. He lives in West Monroe with his wife, Carol.