Severe winds from a huge storm in Canada created the unusual spectacle of huge blocks of ice tumbling on to the shore.
Footage posted online by Niagara Parks Police in Ontario, Canada showed the mounds of frozen water from Lake Erie being blown on to the street.
Winds at Niagara Falls had been reported to have reached 74mph as the storm hit, and onlookers described the ice being pushed 150ft inland in some areas.
@NiagParksPolice advising that @NiagaraParks Roads Department closing Niagara River Parkway near Mathers Arch. Strong winds blowing ice over the retaining wall from the lake. Drive with caution. Video courtesy @NiagRegPolice Insp. Garvey.... pic.twitter.com/RdXh5HYxfx— Niagara Parks Police (@NiagParksPolice) February 24, 2019
The unusual sight prompted comparisons to Game Of Thrones’ famous ice wall.
Can the Night King be far behind?— AlisonYXU (@Alison_in_YXU) February 24, 2019
Wind-driven ice has been piling up along the eastern end of Lake Erie and has led officials to urge evacuations in a New York community.
Ice mounds 25 to 30ft (eight to nine metres) high also came ashore further south, piling up on several waterfront properties in suburban Hamburg.
“We’ve had storms in the past, but nothing like this,” resident Dave Schultz told WGRZ. “We’ve never had the ice pushed up against the walls and right up onto our patios. It’s in my patio, the neighbour’s patio, and the patio after that.”
- Press Association