Saturday, March 8, 2014

They've begun

The ice-breaking crews have sprung into action on the local rivers. The amphibious excavator has created a semicircle of ice floes beneath the Rideau Falls and this morning my husband 'phoned to warn me that the bridge on Sussex Drive across the Rideau River was being closed, so that the dynamiting operations could begin just above the Rideau Falls. As the Minto bridges are also closed at present, this means quite a long detour for people wanting to access the Rockcliffe Parkway.

Anyhow, they have a nice, bright day for it. Windy, but sky clear.

1 comment:

  1. I noticed the bit of open water and didn't think anything of it yesterday. Thanks to your post I looked again and saw the tiny inchworm excavator,

    Nothing special this year but rather a return to the bad old days of the Ottawa freezing over, along with most of the Great Lakes.