Holiday Farm Rd, Next to Bridgewater Center Rd.
(Greg Jenne Video)
(Tony Marquis and Wendy Jenne Video)
Huge chunks of ice cascaded down the Ottauquechee River in Woodstock as warm temperatures and rain caused an ice jam to break in Bridgewater.
A Bridgewater resident called Woodstock Police around 8:30 a.m. to alert the village that a massive ice floe was heading into town. By 8:45 a.m., the floe had broken up into large chunks which traveled quickly down the river and past the iron bridge.
By 9 a.m., the river near the iron bridge was jammed with ice again.
The Woodstock area is under a flood watch until Friday morning and a wind advisory Thursday. The rain is predicted to stop around 11 a.m. according to the National Weather Service.
In Bridgewater, another ice jam backed up above the Bridgewater Mill Mall, despite a heavy ice and water flow above.
Views from the iron bridge in Woodstock. The new iron bridge in Bridgewater, near Route 100A and Route 4 near Long Trail Brewery. (Wendy Jenne Photo) Facing Holiday Farm in Bridgewater. (Wendy Jenne Photo) Facing north on north branch of Ottauquechee river, Bridgewater Center Road. (Wendy Jenne Photo)