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Chester Creek Flooding

City employees work to break up ice in Chester Creek with a backhoe, steamers and hand tools. The creek has ice forming on its bed, which is pushing water into residents' backyards. The city is working to break up ice and lower the water level.
Benjamin S. Brasch
Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Jen Clark moves boxes from the floor in the lower level of her home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of her 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Roger Kemmpel and his dog Taz come through the tunnel under Arctic Boulevard along the Chester Creek trail on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the tunnel. City crews cleared the ice jam and the water is receding.
Bob Hallinen
Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
The family cat sits on the back of a couch as Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Water damaged books sit on a table as Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
City employees work to break up ice in Chester Creek with a backhoe and steamers. The creek has ice forming on its bed, which is pushing water into residents' backyards. The city is working to break up ice and lower the water level.
Benjamin S. Brasch
City employees work to break up ice in Chester Creek with a backhoe, steamers and hand tools. The creek has ice forming on its bed, which is pushing water into residents' backyards. The city is working to break up ice and lower the water level.
Benjamin S. Brasch
Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Jen Clark moves boxes from the floor in the lower level of her home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of her 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Roger Kemmpel and his dog Taz come through the tunnel under Arctic Boulevard along the Chester Creek trail on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the tunnel. City crews cleared the ice jam and the water is receding.
Bob Hallinen
Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
The family cat sits on the back of a couch as Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Water damaged books sit on a table as Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Conni Schlee and her daughter-in-law Jen Clark sweep water to the drain in the lower level of Clark's home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yard of their 18th Avenue home and flooding 4 inches of water into the basement. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
Chester Creek overflowed it's banks on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. An ice jam at the bridge over Arctic Boulevard had backed up Chester Creek forcing water into the back yards of homes along 18th Avenue. City crews cleared the ice jam.
Bob Hallinen
City employees work to break up ice in Chester Creek with a backhoe and steamers. The creek has ice forming on its bed, which is pushing water into residents' backyards. The city is working to break up ice and lower the water level.
Benjamin S. Brasch
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