Ice pushes a house off its foundation

Posted at 12:39 PM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 12:39:09-05

Ice on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin piled up and pushed a home off of its foundation.

It resulted in electrical wires snapping and starting a fire. Fire crews had to disconnect electricity to the building.

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These ice shoves form after ice builds up on the lake, and either wind or currents push all the ice to one spot. In this case, winds were blowing between 10 and 15 miles an hour and gusting upwards of 25 miles an hour.

As many as 20 homes could be affected, and witnesses said it sounded like a bunch of bowling balls being dropped.

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