Parts of Niagara Falls have frozen over in a stunning winter spectacle

The rushing waters of Niagara Falls were partially frozen over amid a major winter storm that blanketed parts of the U.S. and Canada in snow over the weekend.

Visitors to the Falls on Sunday were treated to the rare and beautiful sight, which spectator Emma Grafham compared to a scene from the Disney movie "Frozen." 

"There was even this set of stairs that were placed just outside the look-on spot and they had so much ice on them, it looked like Elsa had just cast her arm out and summoned up some stairs like she does in the movie," she told CNN

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And her frigid heart Unleashes furry in flurries All the while Playing the victim Like she never hurt a thing But at her command Cities are buried In layers of cold And everyone is trapped With no way to go Anywhere
The sun came out for only 15 minutes. Just to make this experience even more memorable I guess. I froze my butt off with -25 Celcius 🥶 #winter #waterfalls #cold #unforgettable #canada🍁 #businesstrip #bookingcom
Amazing ❄️ • Niagara Falls, 21/1/2019. 18.5 years after my first visit. That first day was probably about 20*C, yesterday felt like -35*C. • #niagara #niagarafalls #niagarafallscanada #niagarafallsfrozen #frozen #frozenniagarafalls #frozenniagara #niagarafalls2019 #canada #toronto #holidays #sun #snow #niagara_falls #insta_nature #nature #naturephotography #beautiful #winter #winterwonderland #niagarafallsfrozen #arendelle
I personally believe that Niagara Falls is the most beautiful during the winter time. Everything is completely frozen. Oh and I’m heading back to Iceland to chase the northern lights in less than 2 weeks with @bretblakelyphotography and @djanker!! . . . . . . . . #modernoutdoors #eclectic_shotz #adventurethatislife #niagarafalls #hashtagstepoutbuffalo #travelbuf #onebuffalo #buffalo #buffalony #earth_shotz #eclectic_shotz #wayfarecollective #modernoutdoors #exploretocreate #welivetoexplore #iloveny #nystateparks #canada #tourcanada #parkscanada #folkgreen #folkscenery #wildernesstones #goneoutdoors #thevisualcollective #scenicny
A slice of heaven on earth. 👌 Niagara Falls #Ontario 💙 ⬇ PHOTO OF THE DAY🌟Jan🌟17🌟2019📷 _____________________________________________ 🔘 Location: #niagarafalls #niagaraparks ⭐ Photos credit by🏆@rcavalleri🏆 ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ⓒ ⓞ ⓝ ⓖ ⓡ ⓐ ⓣ ⓤ ⓛ ⓐ ⓣ ⓘ ⓞ ⓝ ⓢ follow @livelovecanada Tag #livelovecanada . 🔝 #breathtaking #falls #discoveron #banff #explorebc #explorecanada #canada #montreal #quebec #edmonton #ottawa #calgary #novascotia #6ix #mississauga #winnipeg #usa #saskatchewan #yukon #pei #yyc #beautifuldestinations #nyc #streetsoftoronto #britishcolumbia #alberta
Freezing temperatures over the weekend have coated the area surrounding the Horseshoe Falls in a thick layer of ice, once again transforming Queen Victoria Park into a spectacular winter wonderland! ❄️ #NiagaraParks
A beautiful but frozen #NiagaraFalls is still attracting visitors who want to marvel at the ice. #AlwaysBeautiful #FrozenFalls #StayWarm (📷 Mike Arena)
A brutal winter storm not only dumped snow in the Northeast and sent temperatures plunging, it froze one of North America's top tourist spots. . . . . . . . #paradisestay #niagrafalls #niagarafalls #waterfall #waterfalls #ontario #chasingessence #choosemountains #discoverglobe #exploreourearth #forgeyourownpath #beautifuldestinations #bucketlist #createexplore #earthfocus #exploreeverything #exploremore #exploretocreate #fiftyshades_of_nature #travellifestyle #travelingram #travellingram #travelingpost #travellerslife #globetrotter #wanderers #regrann
WOW - Stunning pictures capture a partially frozen Niagara Falls in Ontario. See NA-80MO https://t.co/Pf825NuWDi
Video: Part of Niagara Falls frozen after extremely colds temps hit Northeast https://t.co/tDujnqGI2A https://t.co/UXRCzKcIwR
Good morning from #NiagaraFalls stay warm today🥶🥶 https://t.co/RBJgaLGZJN
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Earlier in the weekend, the powerful storm blanketed most of the Midwest with snow before barreling toward the Northeast on Sunday, ushering in dangerously frigid temperatures expected to continue through midweek. 

Hundreds of flights scheduled to leave airports in the region, including Boston's Logan International Airport, New York’s John F. Kennedy International, Reagan National in Washington and Newark Liberty International in New Jersey, on Sunday were canceled as a result of the storm, the Associated Press reports.

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