Ice jam in Housatonic River causes severe flooding in Kent

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A mile-long ice jam in the Housatonic River has caused severe flooding in Kent.

Route 7 is closed in both directions from the center of town to Bulls Bridge. The roadway is expected to be closed overnight.

Authorities say the water is still moving slowly, flowing from the north.

Emergency response crews evacuated three people by boat. They say they are keeping a close eye on the situation to see if more evacuations are needed.

Flooding was reported near buildings on the Kent School Campus.

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