At first glance, it might look like a contemporary art installation or the result of an ice carving competition. In reality, however, it’s the surreal scene along the shores of Lake Erie in New York. Following two days of intense winds (from 40 to 60 mph gusts), residents woke to find their homes completely covered in ice.
Welcome to Narnia: Two days of gale force winds along Lake Erie have iced over many of the homes along the beach in Hamburg, NY. @news4buffalo @News_8 @EricSnitilWx @JamesGilbertWX @wnywxguy @spann @JimCantore @StephanieAbrams @StormHour @NatalieKucko pic.twitter.com/uMvIdVWMGz
— John Kucko (@john_kucko) February 29, 2020
Ed Mis of the town of Hamburg is familiar with the phenomenon but says it’s never been quite this bad. “It looks fake, it looks unreal,” he told CNN. “It’s dark on the inside of my house. It can be a little eerie, a little frightening.”