Topping up your fuel tanks and getting better traction on roads is being made possible by ice breaking operations that start on Saturday. That's when the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw will be accompanying the carrier Algo Soo and its cargo of rock salt to the Fox River Terminal in Green Bay. That will be followed up on Sunday and Monday with the carriers Algo Canada and Algo Nova bringing gasoline and diesel fuel to the U.S. Oil terminal. Mark Gill, Director of Vessel Services for the U.S. Coast Guard, says these transports are the only way currently to get these products to consumers.
Gill also recommends those who want to ice fish, snowmobile or venture out on the ice during these operations should be prepared.
Gill says once these operations are finished shipping on the Port of Green Bay will be closed for at least the next six weeks.
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