Latest St-Lawrence conditions
Winter started early this year and the ice situation is getting difficult.
An ice jam formed on Lake St. Pierre and the Canadian Coast Guard’s ice office issued a notice of “restriction to navigation” on January 22nd stopping navigation between Ile-des-Barques and Sorel. Due to this restriction, 9 vessels downbound and 13 vessels upbound were affected. Three icebreakers worked hard 24 hours a day to resolve the issue.
The restriction was lifted on January 26th and normal traffic in both direction resumed on January 27th.
In order to visualize the development of the ice build-up in the last six weeks please refer to the charts.