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Breakup

It's that time of year again. The ice on most of the interior rivers has gone out over the last week or so. Last and most dramatic, the Yukon River is beginning to break up and roll out. In Eagle, the next community up from Circle, the ice jammed up (which means that instead of all the chunks of ice flowing freely, some of it has clogged up and all the ice behind that is stacking up like so much traffic on an LA freeway) causing the water to flood the community with the worst flooding on record. All that ice should be making it's way down river to Circle sometime today or tonight. 

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at 07:49AM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell in | Comments3 Comments

Reader Comments (3)

What does that mean for you? Are you safe?
May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMel
Dear, it sounds like it's time to go home to Fairbanks for a little while. Please take care of you.

Much love, Mom
May 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMom
Are you in a state where you can drive out and leave immediately when the river continue to rise and started flooding Circle? How high is the school ground from the current water level?
May 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDad

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