MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A small town in Wisconsin turned to dynamite when heavy machinery wouldn’t clear up an ice dam on a creek.
The town of Onalaska, near La Crosse, Wis., used dynamite to blow up ice on Sand Lake Coulee Creek that was, at some points, six feet deep.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 5 More Deaths Reported, With Hospitalizations Still Trending Up
The ice dam was forcing the water to run around a dike, and the water was getting close to about a dozen homes.READ MORE: Overnight Shooting Leaves 3 Hurt In St. Paul; 1 Injured Man Arrested As Suspected Shooter
The town board went to lawmakers and the DNR to get permits to blow up the ice to avoid damage from the water.MORE NEWS: Eligible Minnesotans Can Now Submit Requests For $100 COVID Vaccine Reward: 'This Is The Time To Do It'
Crews dug out the channel after the explosion and water was flowing by the next day.