Ice Shoves Threaten Homes
Ice Shoves Threaten Homes Video by nbc26.comvideo
TOWN OF CALUMET, WI--People living along Lake Winnebago are dealing with heavy damage from ice shoves. In the Town of Calumet, the shoves are inching dangerously close to homes and have taken over boat docks and front yards -- an unusal sight for January.
The ice shoves are pretty impressive, some about 12 feet tall. One took out an entire boat hoist. People who've been living along Lake Winnebago their whole lives say they've never seen anything quite like it.
"It's a sight to see," said Bob Evjen.
The ice creeps dangerously close to Bob Evjen's home, within just a few feet. And everything he had in his front yard has been swept away by the wind and cold.
"I'm sure the aluminum boat is crushed the light pole is down, pier standards," said Evjen.
But the house, part of his family for three generations, is untouched.
"I guess I could say I was very lucky," said Evjen.
The ice shoves near Evjen's home in the Town of Calumet are attracting hundreds of curious onlookers.
"It's pretty amazing when it's as tall as the houses," said Andy Tupper.
Truck driver Andy Tupper just had to stop and snap a few photos before getting back to his deliveries. Others with homes further south on the lake like Scott Schaff, cecking out the damage too.
"Looks pretty bad here can't imagine what it would have been like if it would have happened down by us," said Schaff.
For those it has happened to, like Evjen, there's not much he can do about it until all the ice melts.
"It's hard to say what this is going to look like when it's all gone, I really don't know," said Evjen.
People say they expect it to be months, probably the spring time before all the ice melts, and they can really check out the damage.