A photo tweeted Monday by 7 Eyewitness News morning crews has gone viral, even bringing ABC Good Morning America to see the "ice car."
What happens when you park your car near Rt. 5 @WKBW @7FirstAlert #Buffalo pic.twitter.com/lEqoOXHlz8
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) January 11, 2016
The car was parked overnight in the Hoak's parking lot along Route 5 in Hamburg. With freezing temps, and wicked winds, water covered the car, which turned to ice.
The photo is making headlines but tonight at 11- meet the owner of the ice car. @WKBW pic.twitter.com/eQJvb3bDBl
— Hannah Buehler (@HannahBuehler) January 12, 2016
7 Eyewitness News tracked down the car's owner, 24-year-old Justin Yelen who says he left the car overnight because he was having a few drinks with friends, and didn't want to drive.
"I hope summer comes soon," said Yelen, who at this point has no idea how he's going to get his car out. He says he had no idea this was going to happen to the car.
Reporter Hannah Buehler asked Yelen if he thinks there's any damage to the vehicle.
"I hope not," he said. "There probably is!"
Yelen says for now, he's going to have to get rides from his parents. His dad is trying to figure out how to get the car out.
"Now I have another thing to try to figure out," said Yelen's father Joe, jokingly. "We're going to have to somehow tow it to a warm garage and get it warmed up. I'm leaving that up to Justin!"
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