May 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Homes destroyed by ice wall

Homes were destroyed by a massive ice wall Friday afternoon.

730 CKDM Radio Dauphin

DAUPHIN – About 22 homes and cottages in Ochre Beach were destroyed or damaged by a massive ice wall yesterday.

Residents and emergency officials at Ochre Beach, about 15 kilometers East of Dauphin, are salvaging what they can after their homes were removed off their foundations and destroyed by a giant ice wall.

“The whole event took 10 minutes,” said Duputy Reeve for Rural Municipality of Ochre River, Clayton Watt, “residents heard it coming and ran out their back doors.”

No one was hurt.

The R.M has declared a state of Emergency.

The winds were very strong Friday around 6 pm and residents heard the ice crack and quickly pile up higher than their homes along the shore.

Watt says roughly 12 homes are destroyed, 10 are damaged.

“It’s devastating for this area.  They just rebuilt after a flood two years ago.” said Watt.

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