Heaving Ice Phenomenon Damages House in Door County - NBC Chicago

Heaving Ice Phenomenon Damages House in Door County

Sheriff's department concerned about possible gas line damage



    Door County 'Ice Shove" Damages Home

    Ice from Green Bay pushed ashore and smashed through a cottage in Door County, Wisconsin.

    (Published Friday, April 6, 2018)

    Ice shoves along the bay of Green Bay, Wis., are quite a spectacle. But, for one property owner they created a lot of damage.

    The ice shove phenomenon looks like a big iceberg creeping up on the shore. The surging ice broke through the wall of a cottage in the Town of Union in Door County during the weekend and into a bedroom.

    The home's caretaker, Greg Ludwig, says the ice pushed against and into the house over the course of a few hours. Ludwig says the sheriff's department called him because authorities were concerned about possible damage to the gas line.

    Ludwig says the cottage was the only property with damage.

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