Ice jam in Vermillion River being monitored by Conservation Sudbury

CBC News · Posted: Dec 04, 2020 11:34 AM ET | Last Updated: December 4

Unusual for ice jam to form in late fall; normally it's a spring problem. Conservation Sudbury is keeping an eye on a small ice jam on the Vermillion River in the Town of Capreol.Capreol ice jam 2020 - Conservation Sudbury

Conservation Sudbury is monitoring this small ice jam in the Vermillion River in the Town of Capreol. Some nearby residents are concerned it may cause flooding (Submitted by Ray Pauze)

Some residents in the community are concerned it could cause flooding.

Carl Jorgenson, general manager of Conservation Sudbury believes a brief period of cold temperatures coupled with strong winds may have caused the pile-up of ice in the shallow area of the river.

"There are several places where the water is either going over top of the build up of ice or in between spaces that have been created," he said.

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