Thursday, January 30, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Freezes Over

or, rather parts of it anyway: Maryland ice breakers clearing Chesapeake waterways

I posted this as a possibility a few days ago, and right on time, here it is:
This winter’s chilly weather has crews breaking up ice on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries for the first time in years.

The Department of Natural Resources’ John Gallagher says this is likely the most ice Maryland has had in at least five years. Crews started breaking up ice Wednesday around Kent Narrows to keep the waterway accessible. The freezing weather has created ice about 6 inches thick.

The state has four boats available to break up ice. They are kept near Smith Island, Annapolis, Cambridge and Kent Narrows.
A friend of mine who crosses the Patuxent River at Solomons daily posted this picture online showing the Patuxent River frozen across:
Credit: Paxfish
The temperature is supposed to head into the 40s in the next few days; that should take care of it.

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