Officials Monitor Rivers For Potential Ice Jams, Flooding

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Officials around the state monitored rivers on Thursday for ice jams and potential flooding because of the warm weather and rain.

The combination of melting snow and rainwater runoff swelled many rivers. The National Weather Service said the areas most susceptible to flooding were in central Vermont and in a region along the Quebec border.

In central Vermont, a large raft of ice washed down the Winooski River and jammed in Montpelier.

Public works crews in the city monitored the ice at midday because similar jams in the past have caused water to back up and flood into downtown.

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