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River Ice Makes It Hard For Boats To Go Through Soo Locks

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With the locks reopened, freighters still have another challenge to deal with in the locks. The ice isn't melting fast enough.

The Army Corp of Engineers have been working to get the shipping lanes open, so ships can go through.

They use air bubbles to bring water from the bottom of the locks up to break up the ice.

While it's a common occurrence this time of year, it does slow down shipping.

River Ice Makes It Hard For Boats To Go Through Soo Locks