'White wonderland': Niagara Falls freezes over as storms batter US

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Temperatures in the US have been running in the negative range as a result of 'Polar Vortex' that has paralysed most of the states, plunging them deep in the historic freeze. 

The historic freeze that "polar vortex" is pushing into much of the US is reportedly not just another winter storm and it is the coldest in 20 years in many areas. 

Both the US and Canada side of the legendary Niagara Falls has frozen over, and it is a bizarre winter wonderland. See some of the pictures.

The U.S. side of the Niagara Falls is pictured in Ontario, January 8, 2014.  The frigid air and
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. REUTERS/Aaron Harris (CANADA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)
A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario February 17, 2015. Temperature dropped to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 Celsius) on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued Wind Chill Warning in Western New York from midnight Wednesday to Friday.   REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario  (CANADA - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)
A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario February 17, 2015. Temperature dropped to 6 degrees Fahrenheit (-14 Celsius) on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued Wind Chill Warning in Western New York from midnight Wednesday to Friday. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario (CANADA - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT)
Water flows around ice, formed on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, due to subzero temperatures, viewed from the Canadian side, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Water flows around ice, formed on the American Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, due to subzero temperatures, viewed from the Canadian side, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Ice sits at the base of the American Falls due to cold temperatures in Niagara Falls, New York, U.S., February 21, 2021.  REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Ice sits at the base of the American Falls due to cold temperatures in Niagara Falls, New York, U.S., February 21, 2021. REUTERS/Lindsay DeDario TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A woman takes a photo at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman takes a photo at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A man walks in the snow along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A man walks in the snow along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A man has his photo taken at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A man has his photo taken at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman walks her dog in the distance, along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A woman walks her dog in the distance, along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A photographer takes a photo at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
A photographer takes a photo at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Two men take photographs at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Two men take photographs at the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A person has their photo taken on the US side of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, on January 27, 2021, as taken taken from the Canadian side. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A person has their photo taken on the US side of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, New York, on January 27, 2021, as taken taken from the Canadian side. (Photo by Geoff Robins / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF ROBINS/AFP via Getty Images)
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