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Published March 14, 2013, 09:32 PM

The beauty and beasts of Icicles growing in the Metro

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Up on the roof is where they begin. And with warm weather, some don't end until they reach the ground.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Up on the roof is where they begin. And with warm weather, some don't end until they reach the ground.

Icicles...they vary in shape, size, and location, but all seem to pop up every winter and stay until spring. Here on 8th street just south of downtown, icicles are everywhere.

Some lining the rooftops in shorter spikes and others spanning stories, growing so long there's no telling where they really stop.

Betsy Schiltz/7-year-old: "They're just pretty to look at."

If you take a trip up and down streets in some of Fargo's older neighborhoods..

Ben Walker/Fargo: "Yeah, almost every year."

One thing is sure to stand out, or rather hang down, each winter season.

Schlitz: "In the backyard we saw a big huge one that's down to the ground."

Melissa Hollowell/Fargo: "They just look so cool and Christmas-y. They look like lights or they're part of the house, some sort of scary gothic fortress."

Long winter wonders that grow as fast as the temperatures change. With warm weather drips soon freezing back up, adding icing onto rooftops across town.

Walker: "Icicles are neat, they're good to look at, fun to knock down."

Hollowell: "I would love to keep them there but it's just like they're asking to be knocked down and played with."

So if it's fun..

Hollowell: "whether it's sword fighting.."

Or necessity...

Walker: "We don't like them cause they ruin our gutter."

Schiltz: "I don't know, they can hurt people."

People here say although they're pretty to look at, the best icicles to have, are those at the neighbor's.

Walker: "If we didn't get them every year, I wouldn't complain hahaha."

As the weather gets warmer, the icicles could get dangerous.. So just make sure you don't get too close, no matter how tempting the views might be.

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