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

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    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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