Video – Maine cutters continue flood relief

KENNEBEC RIVER, MAINE- The Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot icebreaking tug from New London, Conn., plows through a layer of ice on the Kennebec River Monday, March 23, 2009, to help with flood relief as warmer spring temperatures melt snow and ice on shore.

Coast Guard Cutters Shackle and Tackle also worked to prevent serious flooding along the Kennebec River. Concurrently, the Coast Guard Cutter Bridle broke ice on the Penobscot River by to facilitate the departure of a deck barge carrying refinery components from the Cianbro facility in Brewer, Maine. The combination of ice formation and high water levels from spring run off increase the chances of an ice-choked river and flooding.

(U.S. Coast Guard video)

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