09/01/2014 07:07 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 16:01 GMT

Polar Vortex: Niagara Falls Freezes In Icy Conditions (PICTURES) (VIDEO)

It’s been plenty cold on the other side of the pond – so cold even the Niagara Falls were affected in the big freeze.

Parts of the world famous waterfalls which straddle the border between the United States and Canada were stopped in their tracks on, as these remarkable pictures taken on Wednesday reveal.

But there’s good news – the “polar vortex” that has sent the region into the freezer is set to break this week. Phew.

Photo gallery Niagra Falls Freezes See Gallery

You can check out more wintry Niagara Falls pictures on the official tourism authority Facebook page.