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Ice leaves Ontonagon River, frost departs



ONTONAGON — A St. Patrick’s Day storm may have hit the area Wednesday and Thursday, but in Ontonagon it’s spring. 

A double spring hit when ice left the Ontonagon River and the frost tubes on three highways thawed from the winter cold.

The flow of the ice from the Ontonagon River has been celebrated annually since April 1, 1963, when ice heading down the Ontonagon River was caught at the M-64 bridge. Heavy ice at the mouth of the river to Lake Superior also prevented the spring run-off from reaching the lake and the community was flooded.

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