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Ice forms on Whatcom County rivers, lakes and harbors during cold snap

Ice and snow cover the Nooksack River at Marine Drive (December 29, 2021). Photo: Whatcom County Public Works
Frozen and snowy Drayton Harbor (December 28, 2021). Photo courtesy of Yael Weiss
Frozen and snowy Drayton Harbor (December 28, 2021). Photo courtesy of Yael Weiss

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — After temperatures dropped to near zero degrees in much of Whatcom County and has been slow to recover to warmer seasonal temperatures, lakes, rivers and harbors have seen ice forming.

Officials with Whatcom County Public Works say they are monitoring the amount and impact of ice buildup on the Nooksack River at bridge locations. They say, “At this time, we don’t see any issues.”

The thin layer of ice and snow is not anywhere near the thickness required for people to safely walk out onto according to Whatcom County Fire District 7 Fire Chief Larry Hoffman. “Especially as the temperatures have been and will continue to rise, there will be hidden soft spots and gaps.”

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  1. Cyndy Wilson December 29, 2021

    Thank you keep us informed on local issues.

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