VIDEO: Northern Ohio town issues warning as icy river breaches banks

VERMILION, OH (WCMH) — Residents in the lakefront town of Vermilion are being cautioned as the Vermilion River is rising.

Ice at the mouth of the river is also causing the water to back up, WKYC reports. 

The ice at the mouth of the river was estimated at several inches thick and may not break up on Friday evening, according to WKYC. River levels are expected to rise.

Police told residents on Riverside Drive that they may need to evacuate.

Vermilion is a city in Erie and Lorain Counties on Lake Erie. It is about 40 miles west of Cleveland. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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