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Insane Ice Tsunami Creates Two-Story "Game of Thrones" Ice Wall In Canada

Winter is here!
Insane Ice Tsunami Creates Two-Story "Game of Thrones" Ice Wall In Canada

This winter has been non-stop fun. From 80+ km/h winds to full-force snow-dumps, Montreal has seen some quintessential winter wonderland moments this year.

But something we haven't seen is all all-out ice wall, which is what some Nova Scotians on Cape Breton Island woke up to this weekend. 

READ ALSO: March Is Statistically The Worst Month For Blizzards And Snowstorms In Montreal

TL;DR Intense winds have managed to push insane amounts of ice across Bras d'Or Lake on Cape Breton Island creating a Game of Thrones-like ice wall that is amazing locals and visitors alike. Pictures and videos below.

It might be hard to tell from this photo, but the ice stacked up on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake in Irish Cove, Cape Breton is nearly two stories high.

@the_wandering_caperembedded via  

A CTV reporter was at the cove taking in the amazing scene and snapped these awesome pictures show just how tall the wall actually became.

Haven’t gotten enough of ‘The Wall’ in Irish Vale?
Check out my full report coming up at 6. ⁦@CTVAtlanticpic.twitter.com/a8YCp0fsKD

March 2, 2019

The tweet below explains how the northwesterly winds managed to push all the ice onto the east coast of the lake, causing the ice to bust and pile up along the shore.

Also interesting to see this from above via @NASA's modis satellite.
Note that Bras d'Or Lake is open on the west side of the lake as the winds pushed and jammed all the ice to the east!#nswxpic.twitter.com/B7ayxopamd

March 1, 2019

The phenomenon was also seen recently on Lake Erie where they were also hit with intense winds that had the ice slamming onto the shore.

A Phenomenon Known as an Ice Tsunami on the Shore of Lake Erie pic.twitter.com/ey9lS2sIAr

February 27, 2019

It's really cool seeing it in Cape Breton all frozen and wall-like... it's a little more intimidating seeing it come slamming over the break wall in Lake Erie.

Incredible 'ice tsunami' filmed along Lake Erie#LakeEriepic.twitter.com/PnXNXyEAFG

February 27, 2019

But Cape Breton's Bras d'Or Lake has a lot less infrastructure right up on the water's edge, so there's a little less danger.

I imagine would be a lot harder to see something like this coming off the Saint Lawrence because it manages to keep flowing despite freezing temperatures. 

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