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Niagara River freezes over

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 00:50

Jan. 8 - The Niagara River is covered with ice, causing floods and concern among residents. Colette Luke reports.

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Ice jams are forming on the Niagara River as arctic air continues to hit the northeast United States. The once flowing river is now a glacier. The river runs through local resident Michael Tambroni's backyard, and he said he's never seen anything like this. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHAEL TAMBRONI, LOCAL RESIDENT, SAYING: "It's a lot scary. Like I said, it's unseen before." A Flash Flood Warning was put into effect on Tuesday from ice jams at the power authority. Water intake and clogged channels caused flooding. State authorities sent out ice breakers to break up the frigid disaster and say they are having some success. Tambroni says he will watch the ice in the river in hopes that it won't damage his house. "We're going to continue to monitor it, and pray it doesn't stop moving. Because once it does, that ice is going to continue to build. The pressure could put a lot of damage to our home here."

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Niagara River freezes over

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - 00:50