Ice Buildup to Blame for Flood Warning on Rib River

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Steve Hagman, Marathon County Emergency Manager tells NewsChannel 7 ice build up on the Rib River in Marathon caused a false alarm that the river was rising to flood stage.

The National Weather Service is the recipient of the signal, prompting a response from the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.

Hagman says will the river is moving fast, but has not gotten over the bank and does not appear to be a threat.

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