Photos of the frozen Niagara Falls are making their way around Facebook and Twitter, but is the famous tourist attraction really iced over?
The recent "polar vortex" did cause some record low temperatures in the U.S. recently, but it wasn't enough to cause a completely frozen Niagara Falls.
Instead, the falls partially froze over on the U.S. side, but continued to flow otherwise. Word of the frozen falls wasn't a hoax, but many of the photos were not recent.
Many of the photos on the Internet, including the one on the left from @GaryB0718 Twitter, are old images from past deep-freezes. The photos were stunning, but they weren't recent. Some dated back to 2007 and others were from 2012.
Opinionated Nation states that other than the partially frozen U.S. side of the falls, "everything looks just fine via the live webcam at this popular tourist attraction."
Niagara Falls is flowing as usual today, with a few icy remnants left behind.