Amid the frigid temperatures brought on by the polar vortex, parts of Niagara Falls came to a standstill this week as the waters literally froze in place as they fell.

Niagara Falls resident Tim Williams took these photos on Wednesday at around 7 p.m. from the Canadian side of the Falls, overlooking the American side.

Niagara Falls frozen over


Niagara Falls frozen over

In an email, Williams told CTV Toronto that he spent approximately 30 minutes photographing the Falls.

"I only stopped shooting the Falls because my fingers were freezing in my gloves," he said.

Williams, who has lived in Niagara Falls for eight years, said he's never seen them like this.

Other photos and videos of the frozen Falls were posted to social media.

These were posted to Instagram on Wednesday:

And this photo was posted on Sunday:

On Wednesday, the temperature in Niagara Falls dropped to a low of -8 C, but felt like -19 C with the wind chill, according to Environment Canada.

The temperature in Niagara Falls is forecast to rise for the remainder of the week, with a high of 10 C on Saturday, according to the weather agency.