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Hartford Courant, Feb. 3, 1887




A Birmingham dispatch to the Register gives the following particulars about the increased ice gorge at Zoar Bridge:


There are apprehensions that the ice gorge at Zoar Bridge may be the cause of some destruction of property.  The ice just along the bridge is piled thirty feet high and the rising water and floating logs have so surrounded a number of dwellings near the edge of the Housatonic River that they are completely isolated from communications with dry land.


People live in their garrets and today a force of about thirty men are at work trying to open the gorge with axes and other tools to retrieve the occupants of the jeopardized house.  Considerable alarm is felt as to what extent this state of things may be carried.  Some homes are so surrounded by water that they are likely to be floated away.

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