PHOTOS: Agony and fun of a winter storm

CINCINNATI - White death, as it's called, is an inconvenient reality.

The ice that seals a car door and the mounds of crystallized water vapor that cascade a tight city street, make going about an ordinary day all the more exhausting.

You think of ways to beat mother nature, but your efforts are fruitless.

Give in, it's snow.

As the Cincinnati area quarries out of another snow storm, tattered and worn, residents experience the agony and fun a winter lashing brings each time.

From hacking away quarter-inch thick ice off your car's door handle, worried you'll scratch the paint, to appreciating an untouched 40-degree slope at your favorite neighborhood park, a winter storm touches both ends of the emotional spectrum.

 
 

Ice collects on tree branches late Sunday, March 2, 2014. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

 
 
 
 

Access to French Park was closed on Monday, March 3, 2014. The slope at the park was untouched. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

 
 
 
 

Nicole, front, and Sage Levin sled down a slope on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Voice of American Park in West Chester Township. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

 

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