Record Shattering Cold in US: Niagara Falls Partly Freezes

Associated Press
Niagara Falls is one place the nation's deep freeze is as much seen as it is felt. (Image: AP)

Mist from the surging waters has been freezing instantly on everything it touches, coating trees, walkways, cliffs and overlooks in a dreamy, brilliant white. (Image: AP)

Visitors hardy enough to withstand the bone-chilling cold are treated to snapshots and selfies in a winter wonderland. (Image: AP)

Although everything around them freezes, the three waterfalls that make up the natural attraction between the United States and Canada continue to flow and churn up the frosty mist. (Image: AP)

With a deep freeze stretching from south Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England, the surreal scenes have played out across a wide swath of the U.S. (Image: AP)

Fountains froze in Texarkana, Arkansas, New York City's Bryant Park — and even Savannah, Georgia, where January's average high is 60 degrees (16 Celsius). (Image: AP)

The thermometer read 30 (-1 Celsius) on Tuesday, cold enough for icicles to dangle from the ornate wrought-iron fountain in Forsyth Park. (Image: AP)

Chunks of ice floated down the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan made "ice balls" with its rolling waves. (Image: AP)

Ice cover on the Great Lakes was at 19.7 percent, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Image: AP)

Forecasters warned of hazardous travel from the southeast to New England, with the worst expected from the Carolinas to Maine. (Image: AP)

Reportedly, the bitter cold will linger into the weekend. (Image: AP)

Water flows over the American Falls as ice forms in this view from the Canadian side in Niagara Falls. (Image: AP)

A coin operated binocular is covered with snow on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls. (Image: AP)

Visitors take photographs at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls. (Image: AP)