- Associated Press - Monday, February 27, 2017

HOLDERNESS, N.H. (AP) - Officials say an ice jam caused a river to flood near a New Hampshire college and submerged dozens of vehicles in several feet of water.

Students at Plymouth State University tell WMUR-TV (https://bit.ly/2lX01ar ) they were informed on Sunday morning that they had to move their cars from the parking lot behind an ice rink in Holderness.

An ice jam on the Pemigewasset River left about 50 cars submerged in water up to their windows.

A towing company removed some of the cars on Sunday morning, but had to leave due to the flooding.

Some students were evacuated from their apartments.

Officials say the ice jam was about 4 miles long.

Temperatures dropped on Sunday night, turning the water in the parking lot into ice.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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