Stories tagged with: Ice jam

March 11, 2015 - 3:22pm
11 weeks 20 hours ago

As temperatures begin to rise ice that had been jammed in the Muskingum River is starting to break free causing serious problems for boat docks.

The ice that was previously frozen bank to bank is breaking loose and as it makes its way down the river it's tearing up docks and trees along the way.

"It's just the ice jams up and then it was frozen bank to bank, and then as the river comes up and it moves in one piece and it took everybody's dock out. I've talked to people far...

January 14, 2015 - 9:41am
19 weeks 1 day ago

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January 13, 2015 - 5:33pm
19 weeks 1 day ago

The ice jam on the Muskingum River is continuing to build up.

The ice is located from the Dillon Road area back to the Y-Bridge. According to the Director of the Muskingum County EMA, Bo Keck, the ice has been piling up for about a week now. Though there aren't any big concerns with it right now, it is being closely monitored by officials.

"We are watching it daily as well as the County Engineer and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. We're all keeping an eye on it to...

February 22, 2014 - 12:40am
1 year 13 weeks ago

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,...

February 21, 2014 - 5:38pm
1 year 13 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is growing concerned Friday dealing with an ice flow on the Muskingum River. 

 E-M-A Director Bo Keck says the ice was jammed up earlier Friday at Terrace Shores and broke loose and headed down river. 

 He says  the ice jam tore out docks and trees along the way. 

Keck says the ice flow is now jammed up at Kirkbride Marine and backing up to Riverside Airport. 

Keck says...

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