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Growing problem

Officials wary of ice jams while frigid temperatures build blocks

Ice has begun to build up along the bend in the Mohawk River in Rexford, as seen looking east from Riverview Road.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Ice has begun to build up along the bend in the Mohawk River in Rexford, as seen looking east from Riverview Road.
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Miles worth of ice on the Mohawk River made it past Amsterdam and Schenectady earlier this month when temperatures suddenly shifted from bitter to almost balmy. But it didn’t get much farther than the winding section of the river in Rexford, where it still sits. The National Weather Service and owners of hydroelectric facilities and other infrastructure, is keeping an eye on the river’s ice, which could either make its way down to the Hudson ...


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