House in New York state encased in ice during cold spell

Image copyright John Kucko / EVN Image caption Upstate New York has been hit by freezing weather and strong winds

Cold weather in New York state left one house completely encased in ice.

The home, on the shore of Lake Ontario, was captured by a local photographer after being battered by water whipped up from the lake by freezing winds.

The photographer said many people on social media refused to believe the images were genuine.

John Kucko said he was "amazed at how many people think I sprayed foam on the place" and posted video footage as proof.

He said he found the house after being "tipped off" by a local and "was on a mission to find the place before sunrise."

A frigid windstorm last week in New York was strong enough to knock out power to tens of thousands of people. Many were still without power days later.

New York state remains subject to a blizzard warning from the US National Weather Service, with 12 to 20 inches of snow expected in New York City and surrounding areas on Monday and Tuesday.

Image copyright John Kucko / EVN Image caption The house faces the water - which neatly soaked the entire exterior


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