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Daggers (javelins?) of ice rain from the sky in Mississippi

Daggers (javelins?) of ice rain from the sky in Mississippi

They say a little rain never hurt anyone, but the situation near a TV tower in Jackson, Mississippi turned dangerous when large icicles from a recent ice storm blew off the tower and rained down on the employee parking lot below.

This video shows daring employees racing to dodge the chunks of falling ice to move their cars out of harm's way. But for some cars, it was already too late.

An ice storm moved through the region on Tuesday into early Wednesday, coating the region, and the TV tower, with a thick layer of ice. Later Wednesday, sunshine and gusty winds began to blow chunks of ice off the WJTV tower.