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Extreme winter weather freezes Niagara Falls

The brutally cold temperatures gripping much of the U.S. have hit Niagara Falls. While the falls have not been totally cut off by the deep freeze, the cold weather has arrested some of the water in glorious, massive icicles. Temperatures haven’t risen above freezing at all in February, according to NBC News meteorologist Dylan Dreyer.

The flow of water actually slows in winter. In summer, 40.68 million gallons of water tumble over the falls per minute, according to NBC News. In winter, that number drops to almost half — 22.71 million gallons per minute.

Below are some amazing photos of the frozen falls.

Image: A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls Ontario

A partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures is seen in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Feb. 17, 2015.
Photo by Lindsay DeDario/Reuters
Image: Visitors view Niagara Falls in sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls New York
Visitors view Niagara Falls in sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Feb. 17, 2015.
Photo by Lindsay DeDario/Reuters
Image: A snow-covered landscape is seen over the frozen Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York
A snow-covered landscape is seen over the frozen Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Feb. 17, 2015.
Photo by Lindsay DeDario/Reuters
Image: Visitors view frozen Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls New York
Visitors view frozen Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, N.Y. on Feb. 17, 2015.
Photo by Lindsay DeDario/Reuters
Image: A rainbow appears over the partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls Ontario
A rainbow appears over the partially frozen American Falls in sub freezing temperatures in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Feb. 17, 2015.
Photo by Lindsay DeDario/Reuters
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