PICS | Chesapeake Bay feels the freeze

State icebreaking motor-vehicle J. Millard Tawes going into Ewell Harbor (Courtesy: Department of Natural Resources)

SOMERSET COUNTY, Md. (WBFF) - The freezing temperatures have made themselves felt in the state's water bodies, most notably, the Chesapeake Bay.

The state's Natural Resources Police posted a satellite photo of an icy-looking Chesapeake Bay Tuesday, writing in a Twitter post that "an ice crust is beginning to show around the edges of the Chesapeake Bay."

The NRP noted: "Ice is expected to thicken with another winter blast headed our way this weekend. Please be careful out there. What looks solid may not be."

On the water off of the Eastern Shore, the state of Maryland conducted icebreaking operations.

The Department of Natural Resources used a special ice-breaking boat Monday to break through four to five inches of ice around Smith Island, in Somerset County, "to clear a path for the school boat, mail boat and commercial fishing activities," according to a post.

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