CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — With the new year came a storm that left much of central Illinois covered in ice.

The ice caused many trees to lose their branches. Some were smaller while others were quite large.

Trees not only had their branches break off, but also sag from the weight of the ice.

Many drivers came out Friday morning to their ice-covered vehicles.

And not even bird houses could avoid being coated.

But some birds said the ice never bothered them anyway.

Photo provided by Carol Wells of Effingham.