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Grand Rapids prepares for possible flooding

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All eyes will be on the Maumee River throughout the next few days with fears of flooding. Thursday's melting snow combined with an expected inch or more of rain has many watching for rising waters.

There's an ice jam more than one mile long in the village of Grand Rapids. Many tell 13abc it's the worst ice jam they've ever seen.

The concern now is melting that could potentially lead to flooding.

People along the Maumee are getting ready with sandbags. The all-volunteer fire department is also helping distribute supplies.

The Army Corps of Engineers is stressing the importance of having a plan in place, just in case water reaches high levels. They're also saying it's possible that Canadian ice breakers will be called to help free up a valve in Toledo.

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