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The U.S. Coast Guard ice cutter Neah Bay breaks ice up on the River Raisin in the turning basin, Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Port of Monroe in Monroe, Mich. (AP Photo/The Monroe News, Tom Hawley) (Tom Hawley)

The U.S. Coast Guard ice cutter Neah Bay breaks up ice on the River Raisin in the turning basin at the Port of Monroe Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Monroe, Mich. In the background is DTE Energy of Monroe. (AP Photo/The Monroe News, Tom Hawley) (Tom Hawley)

A measuring stick shows an unofficial height of the rising Grand River as it approaches homes on Abrigador Trail in Comstock Park, Mich., Thursday, March 20, 2014. A flood watch is in effect for the Grand River around Grand Rapids due to ice jams along the waterway. The National Weather Service reports jams are confirmed in at least two areas, with chunks of ice about 8 inches thick in places. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT (Chris Clark)

The rising Grand River approaches homes on Abrigador Trail in Comstock Park, Mich. Thursday, March 20, 2014. A flood watch is in effect for the Grand River around Grand Rapids due to ice jams along the waterway. The National Weather Service reports jams are confirmed in at least two areas, with chunks of ice about 8 inches thick in places. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Chris Clark) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT (Chris Clark)
Rain, melting snow, ice jams cause flooding
Rain, melting snow, ice jams combine to cause flooding along River Raisin in Monroe

Posted on March 20, 2014 at 5:27 a.m.

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Rain, melting snow and ice jams are causing flooding along the River Raisin in Monroe, while the National Weather Service warns of a flood danger on the Grand River near Grand Rapids.

WXYZ-TV reports some street flooding in Monroe on Thursday morning, surrounding homes and vehicles. The Monroe News reports that the Coast Guard cutter Neah Bay helped help break up the ice to let the river flow on into Lake Erie.

In western Michigan, the weather service has issued a flood warning for the Grand River near the Grand Rapids suburb of Comstock Park because of ice jams. It warns drivers to stay behind barricades because water levels can change quickly.

So far, the weather service says state’s other rivers remain within their banks.