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Wind, thawing ice causes major damage to Lake of the Ozarks' docks

(Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair) (Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair)
(Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair) (Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair)
(Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair) (Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair)
(Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair) (Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair)
(Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair) (Courtesy: Ken Birlingmair)
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, MO (KCTV) -

Homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks say this winter was the most brutal in decades and it's not over yet.

"This weekend we are hearing more storms moving in. So, if you're looking at a lot of ice and weight to the dock, those that are already injured will probably see more substantial damage," said James Bryant.

Bryant has lived on the lake for nearly 20 years. He'd never seen the lake freeze solid until this winter. But it was the thaw that caused all the real problems.

"In about 24 hours we saw a lake that was nothing but ice and then it was gone. Large amounts of ice moved very, very quickly," he said.

Much of the damage to docks happened last week. Temperatures reached 70 degrees with a 50 mile-an-hour-wind. The combination sent chunks of ice slamming into the docks.

"On one side of the lake you'll see where the wind pushed the docks away from the banks and in other areas you'll see where the ice pushed them into the bank," Bryant said.

He showed his dad's dock where the ramp slammed through the stairs that used to lead to the deck. Bryant said hundreds of docks were damaged. It could cost up to $10,000 to repair in some cases.

"We're already on the schedule to get repaired," he said.

Dock repair companies are already busy. KCTV5 reached out to four companies Thursday to talk about dock damage, but none of them had even 10 minutes to spare.

"It is unfortunate, but one of the things you have to deal with maintenance wise when you live on the lake," Bryant said.

Bryant said he thinks insurance will cover most of his $7,500 bill.

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