Swirling Chunks of Ice Clog Minnesota River

Chunks of ice clogged the Minnesota River near St Peter on Wednesday, March 20, after an ice jam was released, prompting flood warnings.

Video posted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation captured the aftermath of the jam’s release, showing ice rushing under the Highway 99 bridge as the river reached a height of 22 feet in some sections.

Flooding on the river prompted road closures. Credit: MnDOT District 7 via Storyful