Mystery chunk of ice crashes through Modesto home

Sep 10, 2015 7:57 PM by News Staff

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) - A California woman says she can't explain how a large chunk of ice came hurtling from the sky and crashed through the roof of her family's home, startling everybody inside.

Monica Savath tells KOVR-TV that on Wednesday morning she and her family were in the living room of their Modesto home when they heard a loud crash. In the garage, they found a gaping hole in the roof and shattered ice. Nobody was injured.

Neighbor Lisa Lawrence says she was outside when she heard a whizzing sound and saw the chunk the size of a basketball.

National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Mathews says he believes it was frozen vapor that broke loose from an airplane flying high overhead.

He says the family is lucky nobody was injured.

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