Ice chunks, water from river flood town building
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say ice chunks and water from an overflowing river in northern New Hampshire spilled across a parking lot and washed into the basement of the town building in Lancaster.
The Caledonian Record reports a fast thaw from summer-like temperatures on Wednesday also flooded the lower level of the Lancaster Police Station.
Officials had been keeping an eye on a large ice jam on the Israel River, with chunks of ice almost to the top of a bridge.
They said two blasts Thursday night put about 15 inches of water in the town building basement.
Clothing and other items held by Partners in Health, a statewide community-based program that rents the bottom space of the town building, was ruined by the flooding.
Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com