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Ice-breaking season begins on Green Bay

U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Mobile Bay, August 8, 2017. (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- If you venture onto frozen Green Bay for ice fishing, snowmobiling, ATVing or other outdoor activities, beware of ice-breaking operations.

The U.S. Coast Guard says ice-breaking has begun and will continue periodically into January. The purpose is to maintain a shipping path between the Rock Island Passage and the Fox River. The tracks will extend to Marinette/Menominee, Sturgeon Bay and Green Bay.

Two tanker transits to the Port of Green Bay are scheduled for December, with another three set for January.

The Coast Guard says it will issue notice through marine radio and local media outlets about 72 hours before ice-breaking is planned.

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