Why some houses on Lake Erie froze over and others nearby did not

Kucko's Camera

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WROC) — I have received hundreds of questions regarding Saturday’s ice house video, and why some houses have ice along Lake Erie, while the neighboring properties do not.

MORE | Homes frozen over along Lake Erie in Western New York

Some houses were frozen over, while others nearby were seemingly unaffected.

It has everything to do with wind angle and barriers, or lake thereof.

Loads of large boulders in place, between some of the houses and the lake, slow down any momentum the waves would have.

Some houses don’t have those large boulders, but do have serious icing issues.

This has a lot to do with what’s going on with how these ice houses form.

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