Ice boom may be able to be removed April 28

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says if the ice on eastern Lake Erie continues rapidly diminishing, the ice boom could be removed next Monday.

Officials conducted a flight over the lake on Wednesday and found 399 square miles of ice coverage remains. The minimum required for the Corps to have the ice boom removed is 250 square miles.

Another flight is scheduled for Monday, April 28. Officials say if the ice quality continues to rapidly diminish, the ice boom may be able to be removed that day. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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