Manitoba's ice-cutters done breaking up Red River

Manitoba's ice-cutting machines have finished breaking up the ice on the Red River and have moved on to the Icelandic, Brokenhead and Fisher Rivers, the province said Friday.

Equipment now focusing on Icelandic, Brokenhead and Fisher Rivers

Ice cutters started their work on Manitoba waterways Feb. 21, 2016.

Manitoba's ice-cutting machines have finished breaking up the ice on the Red River and have moved on to the Icelandic, Brokenhead and Fisher Rivers, the province said Friday.

The work helps prevent potential ice-jam flooding, says Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation.

The province asks people who use the rivers to avoid the big machines.