Ice facts

The ice jam that formed on the Housatonic River in Kent last weekend is one of many that have occurred in the last few days across the Northeast from Maine to Pennsylvania — the result of the deep freeze at year’s end, followed by a rapid thaw and heavy rain.  In Roxbury, Conn., an ice dam on the Shepaug River (a tributary of the Housatonic) reportedly caused the river to back up and cut a new channel through a farm field.

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