U.S. Coast Guard to break up ice on Kennebec River

Published: Mar. 2, 2020 at 10:51 PM EST
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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.