Ice Jams Scrape Through Creeks

East Boise County - On Saturday, February 11th, the significant rain and warming trend sent debris and ice down in 2-mile stretches. The build up had the Boise County Road Department, Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and volunteer fire departments a little worried. Boise County's Sheriff's Deputies were on scene at the conduit, where Mores Creek meets with Grimes Creek. The snow and ice sludge had been building and threatened to cause damage to the bridge. A large backhoe (lower) was called in by ITD to help remove some of the larger ice chunks, in danger of colliding and building up behind the bridge on Hwy 21. Photographed (up) Jim Bryant (left), Wilderness Ranch Fire Chief, said as a kid, he remembered ice jams like these were a common occurance during the winter. Curtis Dill, of t...

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