It sounds like a scene straight out of a winter movie, but the reality couldn’t be further. Images are real and correspond to Fort Erie, a city located in the province of Ontario, Hurricane Elliott, which is battering the northern and central United States, is also hitting southern Canada, where Even Niagara Falls froze,
Recently, a video and pictures circulated on social networks, which shocked everyone and soon went viral. In the pictures you can see how Crystal Beach in Fort Erie, awoken from a completely frozen slumber, with houses covered with snow. This phenomenon was in keeping with the city’s name, as the structures in this sequence appeared to be literally made of glass.
Crystal Beach is a community of less than 10,000 people, bordering Buffalo, on the shores of Lake ErieIn the United States, a city that was hit hard by a winter storm and where at least three dozen people died due to extremely low temperatures.
While people living near Niagara Falls have been warned about the danger Because of the cold snap, which has happened at least six times in the last few years, it was not expected to happen in Erie.
Everything in the clip Absolutely everything is white: houses, billboards, traffic signals, vehicles and premises, which completely froze this week. For this scenario to occur, the wind played an important role, as it was a dangerous phenomenon not only because of the speed of its gusts, but also because Frozen water from Lake Erie will flood homes in the city,
Thus, the icy weather generated instant freezing dew that covered the entire infrastructure, leaving residents trapped inside their homes.
As severe weather left at least 150,000 people without power in many parts of the United States, the same happened in Canada. Tornadoes downed power lines and affected the Niagara region,
According to CBS, This phenomenon was experienced six times between 1848 and 2022; last happened in 2015Which presented amazing images of dense waterfall to the local people and tourists.
However, the freezing was not complete, and it was possible to appreciate how in the midst of a landscape that seemed frozen in time, the force of the water forced its way through in some parts.
As of Wednesday of this week, Winter Storm Elliot has begun to lose strength. This led to the restoration of power supply service in some areas of the United States and Canada, as well as an attempt to return to “normality” for residents.
Regarding Fort Erie, some local media reported that The residents of the city had already started clearing snow from their homes. It will be an uphill task, he predicted, unless conditions improve further and a gradual rise in temperature helps melt.