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POV: Niagara Falls is spectacular in winter

Thursday, November 14th 2019, 9:11 am - Point of Viewer is an ongoing Weather Network feature where we explore Canada through your photos and videos. Check back often for new videos and scroll down to see how you can get involved.

Niagara Falls.

It's beautiful year-round, but it's especially stunning in the winter.

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An unusually chilly bout of weather may make the falls look like it's stopped moving, but most years, the falls are only partially frozen.

That's because the sheer power of the water keeps things moving.

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Denys Peel

In winter, about 85 million litres of water per minute tumble over the falls, hitting speeds up to 40 kilometres per hour.

The one time the falls stopped was in March 1848.

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Kai Tao

High winds on Lake Erie sent millions of tonnes of ice toward the channel leading to the falls, blocking the flow of water.

The falls were silent for 30 long hours.

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VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL NIAGARA FALLS

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