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Coast Guard cutters busy along icy Hudson River

January 3, 2018

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Coast Guard crews have been busy freeing up tugs stuck in the icy Hudson River.

The Coast Guard used an ice-breaking vessel to free a tug Tuesday morning that had been stuck in the ice overnight near Kingston. The ice-breaking tug freed another vessel Sunday night near Saugerties.

Temperatures have dropped below zero along the river recently, complicating commercial shipping between New York City and Albany.

The Coast Guard has ice-breaking tugs positioned along the river to help vessels where the river ice is thick.

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