Flooding fears: Warm temps causing Rocky River ice to break, water starting to flow

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ROCKY RIVER - Emergency crews are monitoring the Rocky River as warm temperatures have caused the ice to break and the water to begin flowing.

The water is not yet flowing that quickly, but residents in the area tell Fox 8's Suzanne Stratford that once it starts, it can escalate rapidly.

The Rocky River Fire Chief says residents nearby have been warned and are prepared to leave at a moments notice if flooding becomes apparent.

At this time, ice slabs are jammed beneath the Detroit Road bridge all the way back through the Rocky River reservation.

The river will continue to be monitored as the weather continues to stay above freezing.