Video footage has been released showing a car frozen solid in a block of ice in New York state. The Mitsubishi had been parked next to Lake Erie, near Buffalo, overnight on 10 January, where it was splashed by waves amid 47mph high winds and freezing cold temperatures.

The footage shows the car's front and sides covered in inches of thick ice, although one side appears relatively unscathed. The ground around was also completely coated with ice.

The incident has now gone viral over social media, with images and video of the ice sculpture being shared thousands of times.

Eastern parts of the US have been hit by severe cold temperatures in the past few days, with snow showers expected in the coming days. The US National Weather Service has warned of hazardous weather conditions from 12 January to the morning of 14 January.