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Mariners warned of icy conditions within the national capital region

Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Heinze navigates the Coast Guard Cutter Cleat, a 65-foot ice breaking-tug, to help free a local tugboat stuck in the upper Chesapeake Bay ice Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

DAVID R. MARIN/U.S. COAST GUARD

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 10, 2017

The Coast Guard is warning mariners of icy conditions on within the national capital region.

The captain of the Port Maryland National-Capital Region set ice condition 3 on Monday and encouraged people to report ice conditions by calling 410-576-2693 or by emailing D05-SMB-SECMD-NCR-SCC@uscg.mil.

Ice condition 3 is set when weather conditions are favorable for the formation of ice in navigable waters, according to a Coast Guard news release.

Early ice formation typically occurs in the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, upper Chesapeake Bay and upper Potomac River.

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