Cedar Rapids estimates damage from recent ice jam

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say property damage to a Cedar Rapids harbor from a recent ice jam will be between $20,000 and $25,000.

The Cedar Rapids River Recreation Commission says Thursday the ice broke electrical poles at the Ellis Boat Harbor on the Cedar River and forced crews to make service repairs to connect boat houses.

Cedar Rapids station KCRG (http://bit.ly/Z50ZMe ) reports bids for the electric repair work will go out in May. They plan to have the work completed by Memorial Day in time for boating season.

The ice jam along the Cedar River flooded some residential streets last month in Cedar Rapids. Officials say ice jams are common, but rain and melting snow in the region at the time made it a difficult case.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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