Photo by tonynetone.

Somebody get Niagara a blanket – she’s freezing. Bad jokes aside, the polar vortex that has been ravaging big parts of Canada and the US is so frigid that it froze Niagara falls – literally.

Tuesday was a day of record-setting cold in Niagara, with temperatures going as low as -2 Fahrenheit (almost -19 Celsius).

What happened is that the Niagara river was basically flooded with ice, causing aso-called ice jam and in turn flooding on Grand Island and Cayuga Island in Niagara Falls. This is not the first time Niagara has frozen. As we wrote in a previous post, Niagara also magnificently froze in 1911, and subsequently, in 1912.

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