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'Ice tsunami' forms along Niagara River near Lake Erie

Posted: 5:08 AM, Feb 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-25 07:23:01-05
'Ice tsunami' forms along Niagara River near Lake Erie

FORT ERIE, Ontario, Canada — Strong winds and a massive amount of ice created an unusual scene along the Niagara River in southern Ontario this past weekend.

Video posted on Twitter by the Niagara Regional Police Service in Canada on Sunday shows what is being described as a "ice tsunami.”

Strong winds blew the ice over a retaining wall from the river, create a large pile of ice along the road. This forced the Niagara Park Roads Department to close the parkway to protect drivers.

Wind gusts up to 60 mph have hit the region, downing trees and causing power outages throughout western New York.