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Uruguayan Coastal Town Covered By Blizzard Of Sea Foam

ANGLESEY, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 27:  Young children play in a blizzard of sea foam whipped up by the wind near Trearddur Bay on December 27, 2013 in Anglesey, United Kingdom.  A yellow 'be aware' warning has been issued for many parts of Britain as the country is affected by gale force winds and heavy rain.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

ANGLESEY, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 27: Young children play in a blizzard of sea foam whipped up by the wind near Trearddur Bay on December 27, 2013 in Anglesey, United Kingdom. A yellow 'be aware' warning has been issued for many parts of Britain as the country is affected by gale force winds and heavy rain. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)  (2013 Getty Images)

The Uruguayan coast resort town of Punta Del Este was covered by blizzard conditions earlier this week, but the fluffy white stuff covering the city wasn’t from the sky…it was from the sea.

Sea foam blowing off the stormy Atlantic Ocean covered the Uruguayan town in a thick layer and forced drivers to plow through the bubbly mess to get around.

The foamy phenomenon occurs when a storm whips up ocean waves, and strong winds then push large amounts of foam onto land. The mess mainly happens when the sea is full of organic matter, salts and dead algae that are dredged up from the briny depths and set landward by strong coastal winds.

Video footage of the foamy day shows automobiles struggling through mounds of foam and almost gale force winds whipping a dark Atlantic as waves rolls onto shore.

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