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

Eric Kindberg, of Blue Ash, scrapes off his car before heading to work on Monday, March 3, 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

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

A view north on Glennmeadow Lane in Roselawn on Monday, March 3, 2014. Total snowfall ranged from 3 to 5 finches throughout the region. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

Nicole Levin wraps her arms around her daughter Sage before sledding down a slope at Voice of America Park in West Chester Twp. on Monday, March 3, 2014. 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

Sage Levin and her mother, Nicole, walk up a hill at Voice of America Park in West Chester Township on Monday, March 3, 2014.Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

Sage Levin is carried up a hill by her mother, Nicole, at Voice of America Park in West Chester Township on Monday, March 3, 2014. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

Nicole and Sage Levin, help to push Mason Levin down a slope on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Voice of America Park in West Chester Township. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

Mason Levin, of Mason, negotiates down a slope on Monday, March 3, 2013, at Voice of America Park in West Chester Township. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

Two men are forced to walk down Ludlow Avenue, because of compacted snow on the sidewalks on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Clifton. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

Zack Sacko, 20, walks home on McMillan Avenue in athletic shorts, shoes and a hoodie in 21-degree weather on Monday, March 3, 2014, in University Heights. He just finished working out at the recreation center on campus. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

An abandoned car sits off the right shoulder on northbound Interstate 75, just south of the Paddock Road exit on Monday, March 3, 2014. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO

For more stories by Kareem Elgazzar, visit www.wcpo.com/elgazzar . Follow him on Twitter at @ElgazzarBLVD

 

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