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Flood Watch: Officials keep close eye on rivers as snow and ice melt

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Officials are keeping a watchful eye on local rivers as the melting ice and snow raises fears over possible flooding.

While most of the viewing area is under a flood watch, several area rivers are under flood warnings until further notice -- including the Huron River at Milan.

In Rocky River, police are checking on the Rocky River every hour, watching for potential flood dangers. A warning letter has already been sent to residents in low-lying areas. 

There are no reported problems yet with the Grand River in Painesville. Several local fire chiefs have been going down to the river several times a day to check for signs of flooding.

In Eastlake, firefighters tell 19 Action News that the Chagrin River remains frozen with no signs of movement. The ice is about two feet thick. Boat and dive teams are ready if needed.

Elyria officials are monitoring a gauge in the Black River, which shows the depth of the river and how fast the water is rising. There are no problems at this time. 

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