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                                A Kenai Peninsula Borough barricade sits near Eddy Lane off of Big Eddy Road near Soldotna on Tuesday to keep traffic from traveling over flooded areas.

Victoria Petersen / Peninsula Clarion A Kenai Peninsula Borough barricade sits near Eddy Lane off of Big Eddy Road near Soldotna on Tuesday to keep traffic from traveling over flooded areas.

Flood warning extended to Friday due to ice jam

Ongoing cold temperatures could allow the ice jam to grow upstream.

The borough is continuing to monitor an ice jam on the Kenai River that has caused some minor flooding and road closures near Soldotna.

The ice jam — which occurred early Monday morning near Big Eddy in Soldotna — triggered a flood warning from the National Weather Service Monday afternoon. The warning was set to expire Tuesday afternoon but was extended until Friday afternoon.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Roads Department and Office of Emergency Management responded to the ice jam and flooding Monday morning, and closed vehicle access past Amiyung Court on Eddy Lane.

Ongoing cold temperatures could allow the ice jam to grow upstream and residents between Big Eddy and the Sterling Highway Bridge in Soldotna should be prepared for rapidly rising water, the updated flood warning said.

There are no reports of flooding across the river in the Ciechanski Day Use Area and the Ciechanski Road Subdivision, which the borough surveyed Monday afternoon.

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