Eastlake Officials Monitor Ice Jam

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

(An ice jam covers the Chagrin River in Eastlake on Jan. 9, 2014)

EASTLAKE, Ohio — Everyone in Northeast Ohio knows what freezes must eventually thaw, and when it does, flooding can be a concern.

That’s why officials in Eastlake are keeping an eye on the Chagrin River and have been all week.

On Thursday, ice chunks covered the river’s surface as high as two feet above the actual water level.

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in the coming days and more rain is expected.

Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley said he plans to meet with the local police chief, fire chief and service director on Friday morning to discuss preparations in case of flooding.

Rely on Fox 8 News and FOX8.com for updates.