Flash-thaw jams Housatonic River at Bull’s Bridge

The massive ice break up on the Housatonic River due to recent warm temperatures and rain caused ice jams to form, blocking the flow of water and causing roadways to flood. Several buildings of Kent School were affected. Photo By Lans Christensen & Elyse Sadtler

KENT — The Housatonic River flooded its banks on Saturday, Jan. 13, following recent warm temperatures and rain that caused ice on the river to break up and form ice jams. These jams prevented water from flowing, causing the river to swell and spill onto roadways and properties. 

“Water will always find the path of least resistance,” said Rep. Brian Ohler (R-64), who has been in town to help deal with the situation.  

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