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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Say Ice Slows Work Down at Soo Locks

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says this is the most ice, and brutal cold they have dealt with in years. And all the ice is making an already hard job even tougher for engineers at the Soo Locks.

The Soo Locks open March 25th, and the ice makes getting ready for the opening, a little harder. This gives them just weeks to beat the elements and get things thawed out.

Mechanics say the cold means more breaks to warm up, and they have been dealing with their equipment freezing. This makes everything move slower than usual.

Engineers say they the locks will be open, but they don't know if ships will be able to get to the locks. They say it will not be a typical Spring opening.

9&10's Alyssa Gambla and photojournalist Erin Malone spoke to engineers about the impact of the ice.