READER PHOTOS: Salem freezes over

With our newsroom reporting from home over the past few icy days, we asked Salem readers to show us what their corner of the city looked like.

Readers delivered, with outdoor scenes from backyards and parks, along with images of pets and wild animals taking in the ice.

Much of the ice has been transformed to slush as temperatures warmed Wednesday, and the forecast calls for rain and highs in the 40s the rest of the week. Before it all melts away, here’s a roundup of a few Salem scenes from the storm.

Birds feast on berries in south Salem during a January ice storm (Courtesy/Jacob Prater)
An icy road outside the Mail Depot on Southeast Liberty Street in Salem on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 (Courtesy/Daisy Leung)
Solotov poses on the ice in south Salem (Courtesy/Jacob Prater)
A memorial to cyclist Marganne Allen at the corner of Southeast High and Leslie streets received a coating of snow and ice. Allen, 53, died after a collision on March 28, 2023. (Tim Patterson/Salem Realty Media)
Ice coats a sculpture outside the Salem Police Department (Tim Patterson/Salem Realty Media)

Reader Pam Volk sent in two shots of hummingbirds feeding in the cold.

“There are a pair of hummers who come to the feeder outside my kitchen window.  I have been especially careful to tend it during the ice storm,” she said. “The tiny visitors provided entertainment for our cat.  They are amazing creatures.”

Phryne, a Salem cat, watches hummingbirds with interest during an ice storm in Salem (Courtesy/Pam Volk)
A hummingbird at the feeder in a yard in the Englewood neighborhood (Courtesy/Pam Volk)
Fields near Salem with a dusting of ice and snow (Tim Patterson/Salem Realty Media)
A view of downtown Salem covered in ice (Tim Patterson/Salem Realty Media)
TyteRope poses on the ice in south Salem (Courtesy/Jacob Prater)
Trekking in Wendy Kroger Park in Salem on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 (Courtesy/Daisy Leung)
A bird on the ice in south Salem (Courtesy/Jacob Prater)
The Bush House coated in snow and ice (Tim Patterson/Salem Realty Media)
A skybridge in downtown Salem following an ice storm (Tim Patterson/Salem Realty Media)

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