The road spanning Hardy Dam has reopened but according to Road Commission Director Kelly Smith there will be another upcoming closure next week when a contractor will be brought in to remove built up ice beside the wall.
“They drilled holes and are confident there aren’t any voids causing the tipping of the walls. The ice has pushed the wall 3-4 inches and the contractor will get behind it next week sometime to clear it out.”
The State Department of Environmental Quality will be contacted before work begins.
“As soon as we know when they’ll be coming we’ll get the word out about the
closure,” said Smith.
Consumers Energy states the issue is above ground and there is no risk of a release of water nor any risk to Hardy Dam, Croton Dam, and downstream residents.
"We'll continue to monitor it as part of our regular weekend patrol until it gets resolved," added Smith