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March 10th, 2014
09:18 PM ET

U.S. Coast Guard ice breaker clears up Great Lakes shipping lanes

Record breaking ice is bringing America's Great Lakes to a standstill.

Ninety-three percent of Lake Michigan is covered in ice, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the lake was this frozen, it was 1977.

Satellite images from the last couple of weeks show just how expansive it is.

CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront on a coast guard ice breaker with the story.


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