Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Drone Reveals Birds Eye View Of Icy Hudson River

How long before you can walk to Brooklyn? Manhattan is encased in the worst ice for a decade as river freezes

Freezing temperatures in New York have left large stretches of the iconic Hudson River an impenetrable ice, Ferry operators on East River have described the winter as the worst they have experienced in 28 years, Ice sheets caused the suspension and the shutting down of services between Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn,

Experts say 2015's record low temperatures have resulted in conditions even colder than during 2014's Polar Vortex The U.S. Coast Guard has nine boats cutting a path through the ice which Is up to 1.5 feet thick in parts 300 vessels travel the Hudson River during the winter months, carrying more than 10 million barrels of petroleum Temperatures on the Hudson have been around 1 or 2 degrees, with a wind chill of minus 20 degrees at times In the 1800s the Hudson would regularly freeze over, but salinity of the water now stops it happening

Drone footage captured on Sunday reveals a unique perspective of the Hudson River,

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