Snowstorm freezes homes on Lake Erie

An icy blast and blizzard in the East Coast has frozen over a Lake Erie neighborhood in New York, transforming homes into igloos and the water into an ice sheet. 

Homes in Hamburg, New York were completely covered in ice over the weekend, with icicles hanging down from doors and windows, leaving some homes completely in the dark due to frosted windows. 

Shocking photographs show homes and trees on Hoover Beach, just in front of the lake, covered in thick muddied snow and ice. 

The damage was so extreme that some residents had to force their way out of the house as the ice covering their homes was between one to three inches thick. 

Frozen! Any icy blast and blizzard has frozen over a Lake Erie neighborhood in Hamburg, New York over the weekend

Frozen! Any icy blast and blizzard has frozen over a Lake Erie neighborhood in Hamburg, New York over the weekend 

Homes in Hamburg, New York were completely covered in ice over the weekend, with icicles hanging down from doors and windows, leaving some homes completely in the dark with windows frosted over

Homes in Hamburg, New York were completely covered in ice over the weekend, with icicles hanging down from doors and windows, leaving some homes completely in the dark with windows frosted over

The ice was so extreme that residents had to force their way out of the house as the ice covering their residences were between one to three inches thick

The ice was so extreme that residents had to force their way out of the house as the ice covering their residences were between one to three inches thick

'I actually had to go out a secondary door and then chisel my way back into the house by breaking the ice,' Hoover Beach resident Ed Mis said

'I actually had to go out a secondary door and then chisel my way back into the house by breaking the ice,' Hoover Beach resident Ed Mis said

This is the sixth storm in a matter of months to batter the area as residents are demanding the city build a breakwall to protect their homes from further weather-related damage

This is the sixth storm in a matter of months to batter the area as residents are demanding the city build a breakwall to protect their homes from further weather-related damage

'I actually had to go out a secondary door and then chisel my way back into the house by breaking the ice,' Hoover Beach resident Ed Mis said to ABC10. 

Mis said he checked in on his neighbors after waking up and realizing the entire neighborhood was covered in ice. 

He said the woman living next door to him had her home completely covered in thick ice that almost reached her roof. 

'This is like our sixth storm in a matter of a few months, and it’s kind of wearing on everybody,' he said.  

An aerial view of the Hoover Beach neighborhood shows rows of the frozen homes covered in thick ice and snow

An aerial view of the Hoover Beach neighborhood shows rows of the frozen homes covered in thick ice and snow

This aerial view shows how Lake Erie froze near the shore and how monster waves covered waterfront homes in ice and snow

This aerial view shows how Lake Erie froze near

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