THIS is the terrifying moment a 40ft-high ice tsunami bulldozed homes, trees and street lights when powerful winds tossed vast ice chunks through town.
Astonishing footage shows large boulders cascading over a retaining wall in Ontario, Canada, closing off the Niagara River Parkway.
Town of Hamburg Emergency Services Extreme winds from a huge weekend storm over the Great Lakes pushed huge walls of ice on the shores of Lake Erie in Hamburg, New York
Town of Hamburg Emergency Services Residents were issued with a voluntary evacuation order in Hamburg, NY, after ice crashed right into lakefront homes
Viral Hog Incredible footage in Ontario, Canada, shows a vast mound of ice boulders crashing over the river wall
Incredibly, the ice keeps on coming, forming a wall of icy boulders within seconds that continues to grow.
The bizarre phenomenon was caused by a windstorm that led to ice floating on the river to spill onto the shore and roadway above.
Storm chaser David Piano took pictures near the Peace Bridge, which connects Fort Erie and Buffalo, New York, describing it as “one of the craziest things I’ve ever witnessed”.
“The ice shove was 40 feet tall in spots,” he told CNN.
He said the ice had pushed about 150 feet inland and was “starting to bulldoze trees and street lamps” by the time he left.
Incredible photos also showed huge mounds of ice crashing against people’s homes in the town of Hamburg, New York, which is south of Buffalo.
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There authorities issued a voluntary evacuation order for Hoover Beach as the ice crept right next to the lakefront buildings.
Officials asked the public to stay out of the area and said fire crews would be going door to door to check on residents, CNN reported.
The storm has downed trees and knocked out power to as many as 625,000 people in the Great Lakes region and the Northeast.
Town of Hamburg Emergency Services Officials asked the public to stay out of the area and said that the Woodland Fire Department would be going door to door to check on residents.
AP:Associated Press A family strolls along the unfamiliar ice landscape in Hamburg, New York
AP:Associated Press Lamps and road signs were battered by the onslaught of ice in Hamburg, after winds of 74mph
AP:Associated Press Ice can be seen stretching all the way along the Peace Bridge, that connects Canada with the US
AP:Associated Press A child and adult inspect the vast mountain of ice that amassed after the powerful storm
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