Ice plows into Northern Minnesota lake homes
May 12, 2013 | Cassie Hart | KSTP.com
Ice outs are still happening on lakes in northern Minnesota because of our cold and snowy spring.
Now, homes along the shore of Mille Lacs Lake are getting damaged
because the ice is moving like a glacier, and pushing up against the
In a video sent to us by KSTP viewer, Darla Johnson, you can see the ice
making its charge onto shore. Then in a matter of minutes the wind
pushes the ice about 15 feet from the shore to the doors of a home.
Johnson even tried saving patio furniture but she
couldn't stop the ice before it pushed in doors and windows, causing
The ice is piled up about three feet high.
Johnson says some crews were working to get the ice away from the homes, but "it's a battle they're not winning right now."
Some access roads near Izatys Resort were closed Friday, according to
Johnson. Only local residents were being let through, she said.