Buffalo, New York and the surrounding areas were hit with a high level wind storm early Sunday with winds reaching hurricane levels at times; which has yet to let up.
Several area of the state have seen power outages, trees snapped in half and an insane phenomenon one local bystander likened to an Ice Tsunami.
According to The Buffalo News, The Lake Erie ice boom has broken, and one guy in Fort Erie, Ont., couldn’t be happier.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reported on Facebook about 6 p.m. Sunday that seven sections of the boom were allegedly seen floating in the river.
“Ice is building up along the shore,” he added, echoing what some on social media are describing as a “tsunami of ice.”
The boom, a series of 22 steel pontoons, keeps ice on the lake from flowing down the Niagara River and causing damage to shoreline properties and the Niagara Power Project intakes.
A YouTube user known as “Superman” posted a must-see video Sunday night of ice surging over the wall from the lake. The user said he recorded the footage at Fort Erie’s Mather Arch Park.
“That’s it, you’ve got to be here at the exact time. You’ve got 30 seconds to get it,” he said. “How cool was that?”
It’s definitely worth watching, although note that in his excitement the videographer uses explicit language on a couple of occasions.
The video which is 3 minutes 40 seconds in length shows large chunks of ice tumbling over the wall along a stretch of several hundred feet at the edge of the park.
The man who captured the footage said he came down to the park figuring the ice would break up and rise above the wall and he hoped his timing would work out.