Worland watches the river for ice jams

Worland, Wyo. – Authorities in Worland are monitoring the Big Horn River because of the possibility that recent cold conditions could create an ice jam.

Acting Worland Police Chief Greg Bankert says the ice doesn't appear to be an immediate threat. But he says the city needs to make plans and monitor the situation.

Kimball Croft is local homeland security director. He says the situation usually occurs in January or February, and says ice typically overflows on the west side of the riverbank.