Parts of Niagara Falls freeze due to extreme cold

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The extreme cold of the past week has resulted in parts of Niagara Falls freezing up, creating a beautiful sight for visitors.

The water, for the most part, is still flowing however. Park officials say it takes a lot to stop the water these days.

“They froze in back in the early 1900s and 1800s, but with the creation of the NYS Power Authority generating plant, it doesn’t happen anymore, it just can’t happen,” said Angela Berti, NYS Parks spokeswoman. “In some cases, in the past couple years when it’s been really, really, really cold all winter, you almost don’t see the water flowing, but it is flowing behind the ice and stone.”

Angela Berti says the falls has seen more visitors than normal recently because of this Winter Wonderland.

She says now is a great time to come to the falls because it’s going to be a much smaller crowd then you’ll encounter in the summertime.

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