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How the ice car went viral

For a car frozen solid in ice, it's sure traveled a lot.

This Mitsubishi Lancer -- which is frozen in the Hoak's Restaurant parking lot -- has traveled from Hamburg to our tablets, iPhones and TV screens. (It even has its own hilarious Twitter account.)

"Waves from Lake Erie's left this parked car encased in ice near Buffalo, NY," tweeted NBC's Nightly News last night.

"WATCH: Do NOT park your car next to Lake Erie when it is freezing," ABC's Good Morning America tweeted this morning.

This cold view of Buffalo was even picked up across the pond.

"Find out how a car in Hamburg, New York became a big ice cube," tweeted The Weather Channel.

The story behind how this car became a Popsicle involved lake-effect snow and drinking. The car's owner, 24-year-old Hamburg resident Justin Yelen, did not drink and drive. Instead, he left his car parked overnight along Route 5, where it froze solid.

"I hope summer comes soon," Yelen told WKBW's Hannah Buehler. 

If this lake-effect snow continues as it is forecast, summer seems like miles away.

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