“Hudson river freezes as US hit by record-breaking lows of -40C, reads headline.”
Arctic conditions in areas including Philadelphia, Boston and New York.”
Ice 12 inches (30 cm) thick in places after 2 days of record cold.
The Hudson River
Ice, ice, ice, as far as the eye can see.”
“It’s vital that we keep these navigation channels open… we’ve got to keep them open to get the heating oil and other products down river so they can get out to the people who need them most,” said Steve Strohmaier, U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Officer.
Heating oil is a precious commodity, especially right now in the state of New York when many are in short supply.
“About 90% of that heating oil that we use in the Northeast is brought in by tug and barge,” Strohmaier said.
Here’s another video:
U.S. Coast Guard breaks ice in Hudson River
And a different video of a tugboat shoving its way through the ice:
Before the Coast Guard went to work, the river was frozen solid, says the following article:
According to the Times Herald-Record, the Coast Guard has performed a couple of rescues.
“The Coast Guard used an ice-breaking vessel to free a tug Tuesday morning that had been stuck in the ice overnight near Kingston. The ice-breaking tug freed another vessel Sunday night near Saugerties.”
According to Wikipedia, The Hudson River, 315-miles long (507 km), flows from north to south primarily through eastern New York. The river originates in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York to eventually drain into the Atlantic Ocean between New York City and Jersey City.
Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links