U.S. Coast Guard to break up ice on Kennebec River
The ice cover on the Kennebec River will begin to break up as the U.S. Coast Guard arrives in town Tuesday.
It's a mission known as "Kennebec River Spring Break-Out."
It helps to reduce the risk of flooding.
Maine-based Coast Guard Cutters Shackle, Bridle, and Tackle will all participate in the multi-day operation
Officials ask anyone with ice fishing shacks on the river from Merrymeeting bay to Gardiner to remove them immediately.