An ice jam in the Kenai River can be seen here from the Soldotna Bridge in this January 2020 photo. (Courtesy Dan Nelson/Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)

An ice jam in the Kenai River can be seen here from the Soldotna Bridge in this January 2020 photo. (Courtesy Dan Nelson/Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management)

Flood advisory continues for Big Eddy area

The flooding is due to an ice jam.

The National Weather Service has extended its flood advisory for the Big Eddy area of the Kenai River until Wednesday morning.

The advisory was first issued after an ice jam formed near the Big Eddy State Recreation Site on Jan. 5. The ice jam continues to cause flooding in the Riverside Drive Subdivision, and vehicle access is currently not possible past Amiyung Drive on Eddy Lane, according to the advisory.

Water levels have fallen slightly since the initial formation of the ice jam but are expected to remain fairly constant until warmer temperatures arrive in the area.

The NWS advises people to avoid the area if possible. Motorists are advised to not drive vehicles in the area for both safety purposes and to prevent road damage.

For more information about the ice jam or to report instances of flooding, call the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management at 907-262-4910.

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