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Crews break up ice jam in Jordan, residents returning home

Crews break up ice jam in Jordan, residents returning home Photo: Jordan Police Department

March 19, 2019 11:25 AM

People are starting to return to their homes in Jordan after crews were able to break up an ice dam, reducing flooding in the city.

Jordan police said Monday that as the Jordan Public Works Department, with assistance from S.M. Hentges & Sons, were working to remove the ice dam from Sand Creek, a large portion of the ice dam loosened and pushed upstream out of the city.

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With that, water started to flow freely past Valley Green Park and reduced water levels in the area.

The department said only isolated areas have minimal water remaining, and Public Works is working to pump out the remaining floodwaters.


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Police said they don't believe the remaining water poses any significant threat to vehicles traveling in and out of the area.

Residents are starting to return to their homes, and no evacuees remain in the Red Cross shelter, which is being demobilized.

The release said while police expect conditions to improve in the short term, Valley Green Park is located in a flood plain, which is always susceptible to flooding, and residents are urged to still be aware and cautious.

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