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RAW VIDEO: Swell smashes ice on Vt. river

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LINCOLN, Vt. -

Jody Stilwell of Lincoln shared some amazing video with us.

It's the New Haven River in Lincoln. After the rain we had earlier in the week, the swell of water busted open what ice was on the river.

Now in other years that aren't so mild, this could have been more of a problem. That would be how ice jams and ice jam flooding occurs. But this year, the ice is so thin where there is any ice at all, it breaks up fairly easily and flows downriver without causing too many problems.

In fact, the National Weather Service came out with their Spring Flood Potential outlook Friday and the flood potential is very low. Snow on land is minimal, what ice there is is thin, and even the snowpack in the mountains is only about a foot deep, with only 2 feet at the actual summits. So it would take a whole lot of rain to produce flooding this spring.

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