Ice chunks cause severe damage to Perrysburg horse farm

Ice chunks cause severe damage to Perrysburg horse farm

PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) - Huge chunks of ice from the Maumee River slid onto River Hollow Horse Farm in Perrysburg, and the owners say it's caused the worst damage they've seen in 20 years.

Owner Larry Hutson says nothing could stop these huge pieces of ice from flowing off the river and onto his farm.

"It just destroyed everything in it's path," he said.

Hutson says the damage happened on Saturday, and since then he's been waiting for the ice to melt so he can see just how much damage it's caused.

The chunks of ice stopped just before hitting the barn, but Hutson says they moved all of the horses out just to be safe.

"The barns themselves are ok, but many mature trees and all of our fencing, that can be replaced," he said.

Hutson says he thinks the ice in the middle of the field is 12-15 feet deep, so it could take a while for it all to melt.

Right now, they're working on draining the water and waiting until they're able to fix everything up.

"When everything melts we will clean up and have a big clean up party and carry on," he said.

The horses are all back on the farm now, and Hutson says they're using the indoor arena.

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