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Flash-thaw jams Housatonic River at Bull’s Bridge

The massive ice breakup 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, including Route 7 and Skiff Mountain Road (pictured above). Photo By Elyse Sadtler

KENT, Conn. — 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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