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Warmup a threat to waterways

Ice jams, snowmelt may cause flooding

An ice jam on Otsquago Creek in the Herkimer County town of Starkville threatens Fort Plain downstream on Thursday, January 9, 2014.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
An ice jam on Otsquago Creek in the Herkimer County town of Starkville threatens Fort Plain downstream on Thursday, January 9, 2014.
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Contractors were pulling chunks of ice out of the Otsquago Creek south of Fort Plain on Thursday in anticipation of warmer weather and rain expected this weekend. Forecasters are predicting heavy rain Saturday coupled with temperatures above 45 degrees throughout the region. Sub-zero temperatures left the region’s waterways coated with foot-thick ice in some places, a situation that presents the risk of flooding if the sheets of ice breaks into chunks and block the path ...


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