Waves of ice more than nine meters tall (29′-6″) in some cases, destroyed at least six homes and cottages, according to the Rural Municipality of Ochre River. Another 14 homes suffered extensive damage, with some structures knocked off their foundations.
Clayton Watts, Ochre River’s deputy reeve, told CBC News one minute people were watching hockey in their living rooms, the next they heard something that sounded like a freight train near their homes.
“It happened so quick,” said Watts. Several cabins were completely flattened by the wall of ice that came at them.
“The ice is over top of them, they’ve been crushed, there’s nothing left,” he said.
“There are other cabins that have been knocked right off their footings,” he continued. “There’s ice right over top of some of the cabins, coming over the roof on the other side.”
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Now if this doesn’t have the feel of an Ice Age, I don’t know what does,” says Ralph