The worst storm of the winter across central Canada blows itself out. In its wake:?
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MS. to CU as snow tractor moves mound of snow.
MCU. of tree frozen with iciciles pan down base of tree and then pan to right showing falls.
MS. Of Ice Formations at base of American Falls.
CU & LS. Of people playing in snow formations at base of falls.
MS. Tilt down from frozen tree to snowy path.
MS. & CU. Of children playing in snow.
LS. Of Canadian Falls.
MS. Of Falls (Canadian) Water falling at fast speed. Camera follows action and fades out into mist of water.
Background: The worst storm of the winter across central Canada blows itself out. In its wake: isolated centres across Ontario, closed schools, and snow-plugged roads. Among the hardest hit areas: the Niagara Peninsula, including the Niagara Falls region. The ice-clad falls form a picturesque backdrop for the winter wonderland.
In Niagara Falls, Ontario, nearly twenty-five inches of snow in four days. Most of it in one twenty-four hour period. The previous record was in March of 1936: sixteen inches for the entire month. To meet the emergency, extra equipment had to be pressed into service for the job of snow removal.
And with the unclogging of roads, an influx of tourists is expected.... to see the falls at their wintry best.