• Short Summary

    THE WORST ICE JAM IN 60 YEARS HAS FORMED UP AROUND NIAGARA FALLS -- THE SPECTACULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION WHICH LIES BETWEEN NEW YORK STATE, IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, IN CANADA.

  • Description

    THE WORST ICE JAM IN 60 YEARS HAS FORMED UP AROUND NIAGARA FALLS -- THE SPECTACULAR TOURIST ATTRACTION WHICH LIES BETWEEN NEW YORK STATE, IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, IN CANADA.

    ICE BREAKERS ABOVE THE FALLS ARE TRYING TO BREAK UP THE ICE AND OPEN UP THE INTAKES WHICH SUPPLY THE HYDROELECTRIC PLANTS AT NIAGARA.THE HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATIONS PRODUCE MORE THAN FOUR MILLION KILOWATTS, THE LARGEST SINGLE OUTPUT IN THE WORLD.

    IN SOME PLACES THE ICE IS REPORTED TO BE RISING SEVENTY FEET ABOVE THE WATER AND ALREADY THE DAMAGE TO WATERFRONT PROPERTY IS EXTENSIVE.

    MOST OF THE ICE IS NOW JAMMED IN THE NIAGARA GORGE, IMMEDIATELY BELOW THE FALLS.A TUGBOAT, THE "GOOD NEWS", HAS BEEN TRAPPED IN THE ICE BUT SO FAR IT HAS WITHSTOOD THE TREMENDOUS ICE PRESSURE.

    THE JAM OF ICE IS NOW SO GREAT THAT IT IS ENDANGERING TOWNS AND GIVING RISE TO A POSSIBILITY OF SERIOUS FLOODING IF THERE IS A SUDDEN THAW.HOWEVER, A MODERATE BREAK IN THE COLD WEATHER HAS DEVELOPED AND IT IS HOPED THAT H IS WILL EASE THE SITUATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA843KIH4YMNUF9W574BGMM0L5O
    Media URN:
    VLVA843KIH4YMNUF9W574BGMM0L5O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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