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SNOW TURNS TO WATER: Flooding concerns swell as another storm hits

February 18, 2014

COLUMBIA CITY — It’s not just snow that Whitley County residents need to be concerned with, but its liquid counterpart as well. While most would agree that winter has overstayed its welcome this season, with record-breaking snowfall amounts and frigid temperatures — warm-up and rain may not be as welcomed as some may have hoped.

Another winter storm dropped several inches of snow on the area Monday afternoon, sending students home early from school and cancelling many evening events.

Though some are expecting relief later this week, when temperatures are predicted to climb over 40 degrees, officials are preparing for what could be a massive flood.

Many areas still have several feet of snow on the ground. Thursday, rain is expected, along with a warm-up, and much of the snow is expected to melt.

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