High winds and extreme weather has pushed ice by means of Niagara River causing 40 foot Ice Tsunami pushing large chunks of ice crashing along the the shores of Lake Erie.
Over the weekend the surreal scene was captured by the Storm Chasers on the shores of Lake Erie Ontario, Canada. Same scene were also captured close to Buffalo, New York.
The phenomenon is known as ‘SEICHE’ a kind of ‘STANDING WAVE”
This extreme and dramatic weather has left thousands of homes with out power.
The storm Chasers have reported the Ice Tsunami was as high as 40 Foot. The Ice Tsunami, as reported have bulldozed trees and street lamps.
Another outrage caused was delay in travels. The Niagara Parks Police have shared a video on tweeter cautioning the travelers.
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David Piano a Storm Chaser has also tweeted
“This ice tsunami is one of the craziest things I’ve ever witnessed. Starting to bulldoze trees and street lamps.”
He also Tweeted Big problems as ice shove grows in size in Fort Erie throughout this evening. Truly an incredible force of nature
Similar incidents were also recorded on the other sides of the Lake Erie. Ice Tsunami was reported from Hoover Beach in Hamburg, just outside of Buffalo.
Local news agency WGRZ has reported that ice shove has hit hit as high as 30 foot in parts of Hover Beach.
The ice shoves also known as ice pushes and ivu are caused by high winds. They mostly occur when ice begins to weaken and break up in early spring.
The extreme weather and strong winds toppled trees. The fallen branches cut down the power line across the region as the winds gusted to 60 mph or higher.
Wind speeds of 74 mph — hurricane strength — were reported in Tucker County, West Virginia, on Sunday night and New York on Monday.
A speed of 61 mph was recorded at the Pittsburgh airport.
Hydro One has tweeted
Thank you for your patience and kind words while our crews faced difficult conditions to restore power to 180,000 customers since Sunday morning. We expect less than 1500 customers will be without power until tomorrow. Crews will be responding to emergencies overnight.