Severe winds from a huge storm in Canada created the unusual spectacle of huge blocks of ice tumbling on to the shore.
Footage posted online by Niagara Parks Police in Ontario, Canada showed the mounds of frozen water from Lake Erie being blown on to the street.
Winds at Niagara Falls had been reported to have reached 74mph as the storm hit, and onlookers described the ice being pushed 150ft inland in some areas.
The unusual sight prompted comparisons to Game Of Thrones’ famous ice wall:
Others came with some apt comparisons of their own:
It looks like when a football team is on the 1-yard-line and the entire offensive line tries to push the guy with the ball into the end zone
— Magz (@BlurryNuance) February 24, 2019
The retaining wall be like… pic.twitter.com/djzSTGs6Y5
— Bold Knight Nanaimo (@BoldKnightNan) February 24, 2019
We're going to need a wall to stop these caravans entering the country #BuildTheWall
— DR. C (@Gobig6) February 24, 2019
Looks like the Kool-aid man is trying to break through but is having some trouble.
— Steve Faulks (@SteveFaulks28) February 24, 2019
What would you call that situation? An "on-to-landche"?
— Hey, Abbott! (@Hey_Abbott6) February 24, 2019
Wind-driven ice has been piling up along the eastern end of Lake Erie and has led officials to urge evacuations in a New York community.
Ice mounds 25 to 30ft high also came ashore further south, piling up on several waterfront properties in suburban Hamburg.
“We’ve had storms in the past, but nothing like this,” resident Dave Schultz told WGRZ. “We’ve never had the ice pushed up against the walls and right up onto our patios. It’s in my patio, the neighbor’s patio, and the patio after that.”
Forget “winter is coming.” It’s already here.