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Ice Jams Possible As Area Thaws

The National Weather Service is warning that ice jams could develop over the weekend.
The National Weather Service is warning that ice jams could develop over the weekend. They are most likely to happen along creeks or at specific curvy spots in rivers. Ice jams can happen when temperatures begin to rise after a cold spell which freezes parts of waterways. As the ice breaks apart and flows downstream it can get caught up in some locations, which forces water to back up.

Jim Brewster is a hydrologist for the National Weather Service.

"Know your location. A lot of people have lived here for a long time and have a great feel as to how the river responds and if they're in an ice jam area. If anyone has happened to move into the area, kind of find out from your neighbors if you have a problem with ice, just general awareness that there could be ice jam problem is really the best course of action to take," said Brewster.

So far, there has been one confirmed jam in Ithaca.
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