Coast Guard Breaks Ice in Cleveland Harbor

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay (WTGB-102) departed from here, this morning, and traveled east to Fairport, Ohio, to assess ice conditions at Fairport Harbor and the Grand River.

The 140-foot cutter, based in Detroit, is making this assessment at the request of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A member of the ACOE is on board.

Bristol Bay started the morning breaking up the ice at the entrance of Cleveland Harbor so the motor vessel Algosar can enter the harbor, and depart on Friday, March 14.

While no flooding has been reported, Bristol Bay and ACOE are scheduled to assess the ice at the mouth of the river and break up some of the ice. Southeast winds are forecast for the next 24-36 hours and these efforts are being done as a flood-preventative measure to get ice out and away from the mouth of the river.

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