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Niagara Falls frozen by polar vortex 2014

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Plummeting temperatures in the US and Canada have caused chaos for many but have created a spectacular sight at Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls hasn’t frozen over, but it has become an icy spectacle, thanks to a blast of arctic wind and cold that blew around and froze the mist on surfaces and landscaping.

Despite the urban legends, Niagara Falls doesn’t freeze solid in the winter, tourism officials say.

Plummeting temperatures in the US and Canada have caused chaos for many but have created a spectacular sight at Niagara Falls

Plummeting temperatures in the US and Canada have caused chaos for many but have created a spectacular sight at Niagara Falls

However, a section of the American Falls, one of three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction, has frozen. The Niagara River rapids and larger Horseshoe Falls continue to flow unimpeded.
Visitors who normally see a thundering waterfall have travelled to see part of the cascades frozen solid.

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