Thick ice causing problems for New Bedford port

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) – New Bedford officials say they’ve received reports that ice in the city’s port is six inches thick in some spots, causing headaches for workers.

Now they’re trying to do something about it.

“They were able to bring a 175-foot cutter to do some ice breaking,” Edward Anthes-Washburn, the city’s deputy port director, told Eyewitness News. “They arrived yesterday. And then all morning they were in the main federal channel.”

And workers on the port are hoping a thaw comes fast.

Scallop season begins March 1.

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