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Record Shattering Cold in US: Niagara Falls Partly Freezes

World | Associated Press | January 3, 2018, 4:10 pm
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 Niagara Falls is one place the nation's deep freeze is as much seen as it is felt. (Image: AP)

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

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 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)

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)

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

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

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 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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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 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)

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)

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 Chunks of ice floated down the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan made

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 A coin operated binocular is covered with snow on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park 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)

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

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