Eastlake Officials Monitor Ice Jam

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

EASTLAKE, Ohio — Everyone in Northeast Ohio knows what freezes must eventually thaw, and when it does, flooding can be a concern.

That’s why officials in Eastlake are keeping an eye on the Chagrin River and have been all week.

On Thursday, ice chunks covered the river’s surface as high as two feet above the actual water level.

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in the coming days and more rain is expected.

Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley said he plans to meet with the local police chief, fire chief and service director on Friday morning to discuss preparations in case of flooding.

Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates.

2 comments

  • bigdaddy

    I am tired of this these people continue to live there and when this floods they ask for emergency money from the state or federal which is my tax dollars enough move I am tired of paying for you boneheads to live through this year after year.

  • patty bayes

    first off,most of these folks don’t ask for any gov. help,they handle it on their own……and why not bring back the dyno devils,even the EPA should allow controlled blasts when the ice backs up,Eastlake used to do it and the ice jams didn’t cause as much damage

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