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Ice jams cause concerns for homes, businesses along Mohawk River

GLENVILLE, N.Y. -- High water levels and ice jams causing more concern for homes and businesses along the Mohawk River.

Some have already seen minor flooding, including the Lighthouse restaurant in Glenville. Sitting along the banks of the Mohawk, the restaurant has quite the view, but with that come risks.

"We've got massive special pumps in the basement here that pump out the water as quickly as it comes in," said General Manager Rit Ruzzo. "We've only had to close the restaurant once, and that was when the water actually came into the restaurant." 

In the Stockade neighborhood, which is prone to flooding, residents watched the ice in amazement.

"It's so impressive," said Ashley Armer, who just moved to the area with her son in May. "It's like it's just frozen in time. It's such a threat but moving so slowly."

As night fell, crews worked near Jumpin  Jacks restaurant to try and remove a barge that got stuck in the ice. It took quite a bit of manpower to get it out.

Luckily the ice began to break up, making it easier for crews to work.

These areas tend to see ice and flooding every year, but not usually this early. 

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