Ice Jam Breaks on Yukon River

The flooding situation in the community of Fort Yukon continues to unfold.

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by Associated Press

FAIRBANKS- The flooding situation in the community of Fort Yukon continues to unfold.
   
A portion of a massive ice jam on the Yukon River upriver from the town broke early Wednesday morning.
   
Forecasters have been keeping an eye on a large amount of water behind an ice jam 12 miles upriver from the community 145 miles northeast of Fairbanks.  Fort Yukon police Sgt. Peter Hawbaker told the News-Miner that other than some ice Tuesday night and early Wednesday, water levels have not changed since dropping after minor flooding on Monday.
   
Some low-lying areas of the town with more than 580 residents are flooded including an access road to the airport.