After it was slowed by ice jams earlier in the day, the Sugar River in Claremont, N.H. was returning to normal around 4:45 p.m. Thursday.
Earlier in the day, ice jams had caused the river to rise, leading the Claremont Fire Department to suggest precautionary, optional evacuation to about a half-dozen residences around Beauregard Street. Firemen on-scene said the river's water line started to decline shortly after 4 p.m., dropping about two feet in about a half-hour.
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Video by Maggie Cassidy.