Icebreaking on river to occur 

MARINETTE — In preparation for a private ship launch at Fincantieri Marinette Marine this Saturday, ice-breaking operations on the Menominee River will commence today. Ice-breaking will be conducted by private contractors on tug boats in order to allow the ship to launch safely and accommodate ship movements. The area of river affected will be from the US 41 bridge downriver to the Ogden Street Bridge. Ice-breaking operations will continue through Sunday.

Ice conditions on the river will be unstable; therefore, the public should not attempt to walk on the ice. Due to unusually high water levels, spectators on the Menominee side of the river should exercise caution when the boat is launched as the resulting wave could sweep that side of the river bank.