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Portland: 'Be vigilant' when ice forms along Grand River

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 16:37:55-05

PORTLAND, Mich. — The City of Portland is reminding residents to “be vigilant” as it relates to ice formations along the Grand River.

Citing the 2019 ice jam, the City is asking community members to be mindful about the possibility of needing to “move to higher ground” in the event of ice jams and flooding.

The City also says ice and water levels are being monitored at all times by multiple departments, including the DPW and the Portland Police Department.

At present, ice jams are not expected to be an immediate danger. “While we have frigid temperatures today, a warming trend is forecasted,” the City of Portland wrote on Facebook, “which will likely facilitate river flow and ice melt.”

Those with questions are encouraged to call City Manager Tutt Gorman at 517-647-2931.

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