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Icebreaker into Baie Verte area starting today

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Terry Fox is seen heading into the thick ice outside St. Barbe Harbour Wednesday afternoon.
The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Terry Fox is seen heading into the thick ice outside St. Barbe Harbour Wednesday afternoon. - DFO photo

Caution advisory issued by coast guard

The Canadian Coast Guard Services (CCGS) vessel Terry Fox will be in Baie Verte starting today (April 12).

The icebreaker will be leaving open water tracks in the ice, and the coast guard is warning people to be careful as a result.

"(The Canadian Coast Guard) informs the local communities of the inherent risks of icebreaking activities. CCG cannot have absolute control on the behavior of the ice. Depending on various conditions, the ice can be pushed instead of broken and ice can crack or break far away from the location where the icebreaker is working. This can cause risks for the safety of people and property. The public is warned to act accordingly, i.e. refrain from walking on the ice; remove mobile equipment in advance of icebreaking activities; protect permanently non moveable property, for instance."

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