River ice jam cannot be removed

The Sweetwater County Emergency Management Agency can’t blow up ice jams in the Green River even if a home is being threatened.

Jamestown residents Todd and Susie Heslep called emergency management hoping they would break up the ice jam, which is causing flooding on their property, but didn’t get the response they were hoping for.

“It’s not our policy to break up the ice jam. We prefer for nature to run its course,” Emergency Management coordinator Judy Roderick said. “We can help with sandbagging. We can do that kind of a thing.”

But the agency will not enter the Green River...


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