Wild weather creates Narnia-looking frozen-over homes on coast of Lake Erie


The scene is quite Erie.

Strong winds, steep waves and below-freezing temperatures iced over several houses on the coast of Lake Erie in Hamburg, N.Y., local CBS affiliate WROC reported.

Temperatures in Hamburg dipped below freezing Wednesday and have only decreased since.

That cold, combined with wind gusts topping out at 47 mph and sustained winds as strong as 36 mph, gave these lakefront properties their new, Narnia-chic look.

Some homes were completely dark because of how thick the ice was, local NBC affiliate WGRZ reported. Residents estimated the ice was between one and three feet thick.

Even on the beach, life is not a beach.