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      Ice jam in Maumee River creates flooding concerns

      Ice jams on the Maumee River have caused flooding worries for residents in Grand Rapids.

      Residents like Ron Munk are keeping a close eye on the Maumee river. "Right now, I'm in the wait and see mood," explained Munk, referring to an ice jam locked into a portion of the river that could lead to flooding. Chunks of ice remain at a stand-still in the river.

      The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Grand Rapids until 9 a.m. Friday.

      The Wood County Sheriff's Office is monitoring conditions to see what happens."A lot of it is going to depend on what the temperatures do. Is the river going to refreeze? There are many things that can delay the process, or eliminate it depending on what the temperature does," said Wood County Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.

      At the Mill House Bed and Breakfast, inn keeper Ron Munk has dealt with flooding in the past, but never from an ice jam. However, if the flooding occurs, he says he's prepared."I have a couple of sump pumps and I'll open our window and get them going if need be," explained Munk.

      According to the National Weather Service, freezing overnight temperatures could lead to more ice growth going into Friday.