Ice Sweeps Docks And Debris Down The Muskingum River

by Mackenzie Stasko on February 24, 2014 at 10:38 am

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is keeping a close eye on the Muskingum River.

Ice broke loose on the Muskingum River Friday afternoon,  tearing out docks, gazebos, trees, and other debris. EMA Director, Bo Keck, said his office has been monitoring the river ever since it froze across earlier this winter. He called what happened Friday  "devastating."

"We’re a little concerned about the Lorena right now. And then of course down stream, what’s this gonna do going down into the Philo area," Keck explained.

So far no homes have been damaged, and as of right now, Keck said there’s not much they can do.

"We were concerned it would back up behind the bridges and of course put a lot of weight there. And now our concern is the dam here at the Y-Bridge to make sure it doesn’t back up, that it just keeps going over it."

At this point, Keck said they will continue monitoring the river.