Ice Shoves Invade West Shore Lake Winnebago
Photo: Video by nbc26.com
OSHKOSH, WI- Ice shoves have hit the western shoreline of Lake Winnebago. Wind gusts topping forty miles per hour have caused ice to jump right from the water onto land and for many homes along the shore, they can cause quite a bit of damage.
"This is something."
Erwin Froehlich of Oshkosh took the whole day to drive up and down the shoreline of Lake Winnebago. What he was looking for, wasn't hard to find. Ice shoves along the shore.
"I've been living here a while and it's pretty neat," says Froehlich.
The strong winds have pushed large, dense chunks onto people's property. Neighbors could hear noises from the shoves last night.
"Hitting the windows and then the dogs hear it and they bark all night because they don't know what sound is." says Charles Demunck of Oshkosh
"Messes up a lot of stuff for people."
Phyllis Leach had a large build up in her backyard bringing down trees. Lucky her house isn't right up against the shore.
"My husband and I were smarter than to do that. We knew we had to be back from the shore," says Leach.
These ice shoves can be quite the spectacle to see when they get up to around 30 feet high sometimes, but they can also damage houses, and boat docks, and back porches when they come in from the shore.
"That ones got the potential to come up on land."
Charles Demunck says the ice has come up close to his house before. He's worried it could creep closer.
"A lot of pressure against the ice that's moving it. Could do a lot of damage."
Which could be a huge problem as his insurance doesn't cover ice damage.