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Niagara Falls, NY - IN PHOTOS: Polar Vortex Freezes Niagara Falls

Published on: January 9, 2014 04:45 PM
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Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast.  EPA/RICK WARNENiagara Falls, NY– It really happened this time.

The photographs of frozen rivers and lakes hit hard by the Polar Vortex spread rapidly over the last few days of freezing temperatures. Everything ranging from the Hudson River to Midwest lighthouses were frozen and photographed, including Niagara Falls – just make sure you’re looking at the right picture.

As reported by The Atlantic (http://bit.ly/1ksq4AD) in the time between when people thought Niagara Falls was going to freeze and when there was actual evidence that it had, a fake photo started to spread through social media.

As the fake photo made its way around social media sites, Niagara Falls actually was freezing, as photographs yesterday from EPA and Reuters shows.

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The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario, January 8, 2014. The frigid air and "polar vortex" that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a far-reaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com.  (Credit: Reuetrs)The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario, January 8, 2014. The frigid air and "polar vortex" that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a far-reaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com.  (Credit: Reuetrs)
Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)
Ice chunks and water flow over the falls Niagara Falls, Ontario, January 8, 2014. The frigid air and "polar vortex" that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a far-reaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com.  (Credit: Reuters)Ice chunks and water flow over the falls Niagara Falls, Ontario, January 8, 2014. The frigid air and "polar vortex" that affected about 240 million people in the United States and southern Canada will depart during the second half of this week, and a far-reaching January thaw will begin, according to AccuWeather.com.  (Credit: Reuters)
Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)
Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)
Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)
Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)Ice and ice flows on the Canadian and US water falls at Niagara Falls, in the State of New York, USA, on 09 January 2014 following the recent cold weather that has moved across the United States midwest and northeast. (Credit: EPA)



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1

 Jan 09, 2014 at 04:56 PM TJ Says:

The American falls freeze almost every year. The Canadian falls didn't freeze (and haven't since 1911).

These are nice photos, but this is not news.

2

 Jan 09, 2014 at 07:12 PM Sociologist Says:

Is this what Hell will look like when it freezes over?

3

 Jan 09, 2014 at 07:57 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #2  
Sociologist Says:

Is this what Hell will look like when it freezes over?

why do you make such stupid comments that only you think are funny?

why do you pretent to be a sociologist?

4

 Jan 09, 2014 at 08:25 PM Mark Levin Says:

Reply to #2  
Sociologist Says:

Is this what Hell will look like when it freezes over?

No, actually it will look like Chicago. And then you'll hear that the cubs won the world series.

5

 Jan 09, 2014 at 08:42 PM Moose Says:

To #3
Why do you make such nasty comments?

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 Jan 09, 2014 at 09:35 PM Sociologist Says:

Reply to #4  
Mark Levin Says:

No, actually it will look like Chicago. And then you'll hear that the cubs won the world series.

Too funny.

7

 Jan 10, 2014 at 12:25 AM Anonymous Says:

Global warming, right? I thought #2 was funny, some of you need to lighten up

8

 Jan 10, 2014 at 08:47 AM ohshutupalready Says:

Your all a bunch of losers reading these comment and letting them have an impact on your life

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 Jan 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM 5TResident Says:

The Falls froze in the 1800's too, I think.

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