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, creating 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.
@NiagParksPolice advising that @NiagaraParks Roads Department closing Niagara River Parkway near Mathers Arch. Strong winds blowing ice over the retaining wall from the lake. Drive with caution. Video courtesy @NiagRegPolice Insp. Garvey.... pic.twitter.com/RdXh5HYxfx
— Niagara Parks Police (@NiagParksPolice) February 24, 2019