Coast Guard making progress on the Connecticut River

U.S. Coast Guard ice cutter vessels work as a team to breaking up ice jams along the Connecticut River (WTNH / Tina Detelj)

EAST HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) — Three United States Coast Guard ice cutters were continuing their efforts to clear ice jams on the Connecticut River Wednesday.

According to officials, three cutters were out Wednesday on the Connecticut River and went two miles north of the East Haddam Swing Bridge.

The Coast Guard says the cutters are making progress. They say the warmer weather and rain has helped with their efforts.

Officials says the ice cutter Houser will be returning to New Jersey Thursday, while the remaining two cutters will continue to move up the river.

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