Thursday, January 9, 2014

Winter Weather Causing Unusual Events

The unusual wet and icy, wintery weather they think, is what caused the several ton boulder to come off the side of Pine Bluff on Blackburn Church Road,( shown in an early Blog post), and now the Cave-In-Rock Ferry is closed due to ice in the Ohio River which was put there by the ice from the Wabash River farther up North.

This picture was made about 10:00 am Thursday, January 9th, 2014.  I was standing on the Ferry Ramp on the Kentucky side.  The Kentucky side was free of ice, but on the Illinois side it stretched as far as the eye could see.

You can see it all along the shore line and around the tied up ferry boats.  As I wasn't able to get any closer you can't really see how large and how much ice that was really there. 
 A picture taken from the Illinois side of the river, you can see the ice more clearly and also the current in the river.

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