Montpelier still in danger of flooding

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(Host) Montpelier officials say the capital city is still in danger of flooding from ice jams in the Winooski River.

The river remains frozen despite the warmer weather and rain that settled over the region today. But officials are concerned that water levels will rise as the run-off continues.

And ice from the Dog River, which flows into the Winooski in Montpelier, has created a small jam just downstream of the city center.

Montpelier City Manager Bill Fraser said officials are seeing some evidence of water backing up behind this jam. He said the situation is not yet serious. But Fraser urged residents to remain alert, and pay close attention to warnings from the Weather Service and emergency management officials.

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