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Ice jams in Portage River cause flooding for Pemberville residents

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PEMBERVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

There has been no peace for people living along the Portage River in Pemberville. Several backyards are flooded, leaving homeowners on edge.

Large chunks of ice are blocking the river flow along Pemberville and Elmore roads.

One resident says her home has flooded several times in recent years.

"It's been about four or five times, and last Christmas it was all the way out to the road," said Rebeca Acosta. "It's really nerve-wracking."

Her home flooded just three weeks ago after heavy rainfall, and now it's happening again due to the ice jams.

"I can't wait until it's gone," Acosta said. "It's beautiful, but at the same time, because it's so close to our homes and there's nothing we can do about it, we're at a loss."

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