This thing shouldn't be covered in ice. It's supposed to heat up and melt the ice as it forms.
That part isn't working. Did I mention it's about a thousand feet above the ground? Tried to send a crew up for a closer look yesterday but the ice was starting to melt and fall in big pieces and even with hard hats and tennis racquets, it was too dangerous.
Are we having fun yet?
Fun like this, I would as soon not have.
For scale, that's a normal-sized ladder at the lower left. The red part is a little over a hundred feet from end to end.
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