Racquette River Ice Jam Threatens Homes


Rising waters from an ice jam on the Racquette River near Brown's Bridge in Pierrepont is threatening to flood several homes and camps.

The river spilled over its banks earlier this week and is continuing to rise to the stage where some property owners are getting worried they may be flooded.
Richard Criscitello lives on T. Alexander Drive where the water only needs to rise a couple inches to enter his home.

Volunteer firefighters placed about 100 sand bags around the river side of his house Thursday afternoon to help prevent any water from seeping in.

The river has also risen so much it is only about 3 to 4 feet away from the steel deck bridge and has flooded a section of low-lying road.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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