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Ice growth on Lake Erie forces jam to flow inland

Jeep on the ice as Lake Erie approaches 100% frozen concentration (WNWO)

Residents of Port Clinton have been documenting this winter's Ice Jam more frequently this week.

An ice jam or 'Ice Shove' is often a result of fluctuating temperatures and a deep freeze followed immediately by a period of melting.

According to the National Weather Service, an on-shore ice push can be caused by wind and water currents, influenced by that change in temperature.


You may remember a similar situation that caused Sidecut Metropark to be inundated with ice during the winter of 2014.


More on this weather phenomenon on NBC24 News at 6.

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