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Niagara Falls is covered in snow and literally freezing

By Matt Bradwell

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The crushing awe of Niagara Falls' countless tons of water is attracting even more attention than usual from nature watchers as February's low temperatures have covered the falls in snow and clogged the water flow with miniature glaciers.

While the some travelers are disappointed the falls haven't frozen to complete stop, it would take temperatures much colder than the single digits and low teens to halt the 3,160 gallons of water that flows over Niagara Falls every second.

Although rare, a complete falls freeze is not unheard of, with the most recent total victories for winter over water coming twice during 2014's Polar Vortex, in January and in March.

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