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Continued: Lake Superior nearing ice-over

  • Article by: JENNA ROSS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 8, 2014 - 12:22 AM

The cold has also meant that the ice road between Bayfield and Madeline Island is intact this season. For two years in the past decade, he said, there was not enough ice to create the 2.6 mile road between the Wisconsin city and the island town of La Pointe. In others, the road’s season was cut short by warm weather.

“I’ve heard that it’s in the 2- to 2½-foot range this year,” MacDonald said. “Which is good because it’s over 200 feet of water,” he added, chuckling.

Staff writer Pam Louwagie contributed to this report.

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