Snow melt and ice jams cause Chagrin River evacuations

Residents were evacuated along the Chagrin River in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.
Courtesy: Willoughby Hills Police Department

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (WKBN) – Residents who live along the Chagrin River in Willoughby Hills were evacuated after the snow melt caused the river to burst its banks.

The Willoughby Hills Police and Fire departments assisted about 10 residents evacuated from areas along the Chagrin River Thursday night.

Officials said they will continue to monitor the situation and assist residents over the weekend.

Melting snow and ice jams were reported at various locations on the river. A flood advisory continues in the area as temperatures are expected to be mild through the weekend.

Locally, a flood warning continues for Eagle Creek at Phalanx Station in Trumbull County. A flood watch remains in effect through Sunday for other rivers and streams in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and Mercer counties.

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