Maine’s well-known spinning ice disk says good day

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WESTBROOK, Maine — Maine’s well-known rotating ice disk is again.

The disk has begun to kind within the Presumpscot River, the place it partially formed in 2020 however failed to attract a worldwide viewers like in its first appearance in 2019.

Westbrook metropolis officers shared images of the formation Wednesday on Facebook, encouraging residents to share extra pictures of the disk whereas it’s nonetheless round.

Ice disks kind because of a present and vortex underneath the ice. Ice sheets start to spin after which kind into circles. But ice disks this huge not often kind in places like Westbrook.

City officers discouraged anybody from trying to exit on the ice: “It is not safe.”

The Westbrook ice disk has returned to the Presumpscot River below Saccarappa Falls, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Westbrook, Maine.The Westbrook ice disk has returned to the Presumpscot River beneath Saccarappa Falls, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in Westbrook, Maine. AP

Three years in the past, a 100-yard-wide (91 meters) ice formation appeared within the river for the primary time and introduced worldwide consideration to Westbrook before it dissipated with the advent of warmer weather.

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