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Ice Jam – Saranac River – Plattsburgh NY

March 11th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Adirondack Life

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Update: Andrew has video.

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  • City Mouse

    That’s awesome! Great photos! And best of all, it lets me know that things are melting and clearing!

  • TourPro

    I think it was a little higher late yesterday, but not much.

    We have our city sewage treatment plant right at the mouth of the river (!). They are worried that the ice will rip away the pipes that go under the bridge. Yikes!

  • Ken Foraker

    Looks nasty hopefully it gets cold again and slows it down

  • TourPro

    Eh, it’s all gone now. A minor (stinky) disaster avoided.

  • Luke T. Bush

    The Press-Republican front page coverage of this produced some snarky comments down at the coffeehouse. Everyone agreed that despite what the headline claimed, the ice jam wasn’t a “rare” event. And for this jam to endanger the city,
    Lake Champlain would have to rise many feet, forcing the ice into downtown.

    There’s news and then there’s “news.” News reports the facts. “News” distorts the situation to create startling headlines.


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