The current historic cold wave affecting the United States has completely transformed the site of Niagara Falls, located on the Canadian border. The blizzard and freezing temperatures partially froze the waterfall, leaving the site with a thick layer of snow, reports say HuffPost.
This winter spectacle could be captured by many tourists present at the site, and several videos have been viewed tens of thousands of times on Twitter. However, it is almost impossible for Niagara Falls, at their width and power, to be completely frozen. In places, however, the cold caused a partial fixation of water.
A critical situation in the state
The water in the falls starts to solidify as soon as the temperature drops below 5°C for several days. This situation had already occurred in 2019. In history, the site has only frozen completely once, on March 29, 1848. The tributary had been blocked by a huge block of ice, creating a dam that had interrupted the falls for two days.
Alongside this paradisiacal spectacle, the situation is still critical in the state of New York, where Niagara Falls is located, reports TF1 News. Since December 22, the freezing storm that has hit the country, described as the “blizzard of the century,” has killed 27 people in Erie County alone, in the western part of the state, and more than fifty nationwide.