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North America is in the grips of a cold spell that's so extreme they've called it the "bomb cyclone".
People were prepared for the worst after weather forecasters warned of the severe pressure drop in the region and record-breaking low temperatures.
But for some, the icy snap resulted in something even more dramatic: temperatures were so low their windows cracked.
Mr Tonks told indy100 that although he lives in the northern part of Canada where winters are very cold, it's unusual for windows to break. He said:
My sister's window broke as well.