Ice jam causes rising water near Detroit

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are working together to ease an ice jam on the St. Clair River near Detroit.

The U.S. Coast Guard said in a news release Thursday morning that water levels remained below flood stage, but they have received numerous calls about the rising water.

"The U.S. Coast Guard, the St. Clair County Emergency Operations Center, the Canadian Coast Guard and the Army Corps of Engineers continue to monitor water levels and are fully prepared to respond to all community needs," the news release said.

Plans called for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon to escort two vessels through the river system under a joint operations agreement, with additional transits scheduled for the coming days.