Kennebec River Ice-Breaking Mission Moved to March 1

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bridle breaks ice along the Kennebec River, Maine, March 27, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bridle breaks ice along the Kennebec River, Maine, March 27, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

The warm weather this winter has caused the Coast Guard to move its annual “Kennebec River Breakout” ice-breaking mission ahead by about 4 weeks. Ice-breaking typically kicks off in late March or early April, but this year it’s scheduled for March 1—if it happens at all.