Ice jam on Wabash River

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As of around 11 a.m., the ice jam on the Wabash River had broken and EMA director Alvin Beckman said the immediate threat to those living along the river had ended.

9:50 a.m. 

Cass County EMA director Alvin Beckman reports that there is an ice jam on the Wabash River near the US 24/35 bypass (near Logansport State Hospital). It's causing the river to backfill and is within 1 foot of flood stage for Logansport. 

Residents along CR 50 S are being asked to voluntarily evacuate/relocate. Beckman says if the ice jam breaks, the water will rise, possibly into homes, making it difficult or impossible to reach those homes. 

Beckman says it could also cause problems for the Eel River.

Beckman was heading to the Georgetown Road area. He said the US Army Corps of Engineers, National Weather Service and Indiana Department of Homeland Security have been contacted, as have Logansport Fire Department and Cass County Fire District 1.

We'll have a live update at 10 a.m. on Mix 102, WSAL and Hoosier Country 103.7.

 

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