Tanana River ice jam causes minor flooding

Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

FAIRBANKS - An ice jam on the Tanana River has caused some minor flooding in Salcha.

Rob Weathers of Salcha Fire and Rescue said the department started getting calls Saturday night, but no homes or roads were flooded.

A National Weather Service observer visited Salcha on Monday. In a press release, the weather service says the situation remains "very dynamic," with some channels nearly ice free and others choked with ice.

The statement said minor flooding is expected to continue Tuesday and probably longer.

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