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Icy Cascade

Inches-thick ice builds beneath the dame spillwat at Pruss Hill and Shaffer Roads.

Inches-thick ice builds beneath the dam spillway at Pruss Hill and Schaffer Roads in Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township.

Dedication plaque.

Dedication plaque.

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – From a distance, ice columns building beneath the water of Sanatoga Creek as it cascades down the dam spillway at Pruss Hill and Schaffer Roads glitter like jewelry in the winter sunshine. Up close, the natural structures created by Sunday’s (Jan. 18, 2009) cold look massive and threatening.

The scene is among what some might call the township’s winter wonders, available for all to best see from the Pruss Hill Road bridge erected by Montgomery County in 1926. A cement plaque testifying to the bridge-builders’ expertise, and the funding for it authorized by politicians of the day, appears on the bridge’s southeast corner.

Nearby property at 2595 Pruss Hill Rd. is owned by the township and dedicated as open space.

The width of the spillway, seen from a distance.

The width of the spillway, seen from a distance.

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