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Niagara Falls is covered in ice, and it's otherworldly

February 24, 2021 09:12 IST
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Niagara Falls has turned into a spectacular winter wonderland amid a brutal winter storm that has swept over a vast swath of the United States.

Temperatures dropped to as low as -2F in Niagara, New York state, as tourists observed stunning displays of ice clinging on at the top of the waterfall.

 

Large chunks of ice could be seen flowing over the tremendous volume of water, with the mist forming a beautiful rainbow.

Breathtaking images show mounds of untouched snow and ice forming along the banks of the falls and river, creating a stunning wintry scene.

Niagara Falls froze over after temperatures fell to -19 degree Celsius. According to Niagara Falls USA, ice forms on the river every winter. But the extent of the Falls actually freezing over depends on extreme cold weather lingering for long periods of time like the polar vortex events of 2014 and 2015, which can result in 'frozen falls' photos. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

Breathtaking images show mounds of untouched snow and ice forming along the banks of the falls and river, creating a stunning wintry scene. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

Tourists marvelled at the rare but stunning sight. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

Ice forms at the brink of Horseshoe Falls due to cold temperatures in Niagara Falls. The last time there was that much snow on the ground in the area was in March 2017, when there was 22 inches. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

A viewing platform has completly frozen over. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

While Niagara Falls was covered in ice, so was nearby Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. An astonishing 86 per cent of Lake Erie was covered in ice, according to the National Weather Service. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

Visitors help each other across ice accumulated in Niagara Falls State Park due to cold temperatures in Niagara Falls. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters

The wintry weather is as a result of a second devastating storm, which began ravaging the US last Wednesday and dumped more than 10 inches of snow on the northeast. Photograph: Lindsay DeDario/Reuters
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