FORT ERIE, Ontario — The strong winds created quite a scene along the Niagara River in Ontario over the weekend.
The video posted by the Niagara Parks Police Service in Canada shows what some are calling an “ice tsunami,” also known as ice shove.
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The strong winds blew ice over the retaining wall from Lake Erie, creating a free flow of ice chunks along the roadway.
@NiagParksPolice advising that @NiagaraParks Roads Department closing Niagara River Parkway near Mathers Arch. Strong winds blowing ice over the retaining wall from the lake. Drive with caution. Video courtesy @NiagRegPolice Insp. Garvey.... pic.twitter.com/RdXh5HYxfx— Niagara Parks Police (@NiagParksPolice) February 24, 2019
The large buildup of ice along the road forced police to shut down the Niagara River Parkway and urge drivers to use caution.
According to the Weather Channel, an ice shove is a rapid push of free-floating lake or sea ice onshore by the wind.
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