The arctic blast is keeping crews searching for a Pike County teenager, but their work has not stopped. Emergency workers are using the time to repair the drags used to search the Big Sandy River.
Doug Tackett, Pike County Emergency management Director says, "We want to bring some closure to the family, we want to get this over with. It's been a tough search since we started because of the weather conditions and because of the river conditions."
19-year-old Joshua Tessmer was last seen January 8th. Around 150 people are expected to take part in the search on Saturday, the 17th.