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Frozen falls: Breathtaking images of the ice-bitten Niagara Falls

February 20, 2015 10:25 IST
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Extreme winter weather across the American east coast has also made for some beautiful sights.

Among those sights is Niagara Falls, which has now frozen over due to temperatures which dropped to -14 Celsius on Wednesday.

Incredible pictures show Niagara Falls partially frozen as chilly temperatures continue to bring snow and ice across the US-Canada border.

Similar images emerged last year when the falls, which usually see the passage of 5,67,811 litres per second, partially froze twice in a few weeks as temperatures fell to a record-breaking low.

Pictures taken this year show some parts of the falls and surrounding areas covered in sheets of ice.

And it looks like the popular tourist destination may stay frozen, as temperatures are expected to drop even lower in days to come.

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Temperature dropped to -14 Celsius on Tuesday. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

Visitors view Niagara Falls in sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, New York. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A rainbow appears over the partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A snow-covered landscape is seen over the frozen Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A family walks through the snow near the frozen Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

Tourists view the frozen Niagara Falls in New York. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A snow-covered landscape is seen around the frozen Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A woman walks through Niagara FallsState Park in New York. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A partially frozen American Falls is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

A partially frozen American Falls rips through at a glacial pace. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/ Reuters

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