Video: When ice floes attack … in May
posted at 5:27 pm on May 12, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Just how long and cold of a winter have we had in Minnesota? While the temperatures have finally risen to early-spring levels in the Twin Cities, it’s still cold in Mille Lacs even two weeks into May. In fact, what little warming they’ve had may have contributed to a bizarre ice attack on lakefront resort homes this weekend. One visitor took video of the stunning glacial flow from a video phone, and the language gets NSFW when the ice hits the houses:
Around 9:30 a.m., people watched in disbelief as ice crawled into doors and windows at Izatys Resort. Winds as strong as 40 miles per hour pushed the wall of ice onto the southeastern shorelines. …
The Department of Natural Resources says about ten miles of shoreline are covered in ice, with some mountains of ice as tall as 30 feet.
They’re using heavy equipment to move the ice, which has caused damage to several doors and windows.
Ice was still pushed up against homes Saturday night, and in some cases giant rocks and dirt from the lake were also pushed onto shore. Neighbors told WCCO that it was frightening to watch the ice advance.
Just to remind everyone … this took place on May 11th, not March 11th or February 11th.