The waters off Tybee Islands, north of the North Atlantic, have been closed for the third time in a week after a massive ice storm.

The ice storm has caused a closure of the northbound ferry route on the island, leaving more than 1,000 passengers stranded and costing the resort a huge sum of money.

A huge wave hit Tybee’s harbour last Saturday, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes in the freezing water.

Tybee has a population of just under 1,500 people, and is one of several resorts located off the coast of the islands.

The island has experienced a number of major ice storms in recent years.

Last October, the resort lost around 500 guests and nearly 2,000 staff members.

Last month, the ice storm also closed the main highway to the resort, forcing the closure of all nearby roads.

Tyburn was closed to all vehicles from October 28 to November 5.

Tyee News 24