Let’s break the ice !
The ice condition in the St. Lawrence has become particularly severe; ice coverage has at least tripled in the past month and in some areas ice thicknesses range between 30 and 70 centimeters.
The cold weather and the large abundance of snow contributed to this difficult winter.
Last week a large ice jam blocked the Les Escoumins area in both directions.
The wind which is currently blowing in a North-East direction is certainly not working in our favor; this will change during the spring once it blows South-East which will help push the ice out.
In addition to the extreme weather, there we have been experiencing some breakdowns with aging Canadian fleet of ice breakers which is causing more delays.
February 20, 2018