USCG Ice Breaking Mission Outline - NBC Connecticut

USCG Ice Breaking Mission Outline

Two 65 foot Coast Guard ships will move upriver.

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    On Board With Coast Guard Vessels Breaking Ice

    Two Coast Guard vessels were back out on the Connecticut River on Thursday to break ice and clear ice jams.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018)

    The United States Coast Guard used two ships Thursday to attempt to break through the ice along the Connecticut River.

    Two 65-foot sister ships the Hawser and Bollard made an attempt to get through ice in Essex and move north towards Middletown to break through the ice jam.

    The ice jam is six miles long and extends from Hamburg Cove to an area along the river in the southern portion of Middletown. 

    Flood warnings remain in effect along the Connecticut River and the Housatonic River.

    Important Mission for Coast Guard on Connecticut River

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    First Alert meteorologist Josh Cingranelli provides an explanation of the Coast Guard's mission to break ice on the Connecticut River.

    (Published Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018)