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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:38 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Warmer weather is allowing ice on northern portions of U.S. inland waterways to melt and break up, leading to warnings of ice jams on major river shipping routes.

On March 10, the National Weather Service (NWS) released its north-central river forecast for the Mississippi and Illinois rivers and said ice had thickened in the north the prior week. It was beginning to break up and head south, and along with melting snow, stream flows were increasing. NWS warned that ice jams were a strong possibility until all the ice cleared out. The agency said that the heaviest ...

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