RI Docks Damaged in Cold Snap

Cold snaps cove's docks in barrington
Cold snaps cove’s docks in Barrington

EastBayRI.com: The long wooden dock that stands just north of the White Church Bridge is buckled and broken … and Mother Nature is to blame.

The freezing temperatures this winter and the thick ice that has built up along the Barrington River, Palmer River and in Hundred Acre Cove have ripped pilings out of the ground and splintered docks.

As the coves and rivers froze over this winter, ice formed and clung hard to the dock pilings. That action alone would not have presented any problems, but once the tide began to rise, the thick ice shifted up and pulled the pilings with it.

Read more about docks damaged in Rhode Island due to freezing temperatures.