Here is a picture I found online. It is worse than our ice storm, but you get the idea.This is ridiculous and I'm never going outside again.
However, the science of freezing rain is actually pretty cool. (Nerd alert). Apparently it starts out as snow, but melts on the way down. Then it supercools in a layer of cold air before it hits the ground (cools below freezing while still remaining a liquid), so that when it hits something, it immediately freezes solid on contact. Chemistry is so cool. I have no idea if this is true or not, because I just found it online, but it provides a satisfactory explanation, so I'm going with it.