Hope this post finds you well.
Most of you that have been following along
know we live along the mighty St. Clair River.
This is a Summer view of our river
from our dock.
I love watching the lake freighters like the one above
and the foreign ones that come into our waterway.
We also love when the ice comes in....
because it then brings the Bald Eagles back.
In fact I was excited to see the ice coming in
on Saturday and a friend had told me on Sunday
he saw his first eagle of the season.
However things turned into an icy mess.
It was the perfect storm for these parts.
Tuesday night the wind was from the East
More and more and more ice came down.
Unusual for this time of year.
Homes along the river and the canals
were under water and ice.
The misery continues.
If these homeowners don't get rid of the ice
before this weekend,
they may have more water come Spring.
You see we are due for an artic freeze.
Once that happens, the ice will remain until Spring.
A no win situation for these poor folks.
I feel so bad for them.
Although I could not stop my car in the road
to take pictures, I saw the water and ice first hand
all around homes.
The picture above was taken from town.
Tuesday night the water and ice
had reached the road.
They had to close the road
to thru traffic overnight.
We had no idea this happened
The picture above is our dock.
The end is under the ice.
Hopefully it will be still there when the ice is gone.
However this does not compare to those who
are flooded out. We can repair a dock.
The ice and water was even over the road a bit
just North of us.
Seeing the road closed signs up
bothered me the most.
This is the only road we can use to get out of dodge
if the river floods over the road.
Let's hope it does not come to that.
Now I am afraid when Spring does come....
because if the ice breakers dont get the major ice
out of the river...and all the ice that
comes down in the Spring from
the Great Lakes, it will make things even worse.
Hoping For The Best Blessings To All!