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Ice boom installation gets underway

BUFFALO, NY – In what is undoubtedly the first sign of winter for most Western New Yorkers, installation of the ice boom by the Army Corp of Engineers got underway Wednesday. The boom, consisting of a chain of steel pontoons, is designed to hold back lake ice from entering the Niagara River where it can cause damage to riverfront property and the water intakes of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.

Two On Your Side captured shots of the work from the 16th floor of the Rath Building in Downtown Buffalo.

It will take several days to install but, with water temperatures still above average, it will be done in plenty of time before the ice arrives.


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