Relentless Winter Freezes More Than 60% of Lake Michigan and Causes Propane Shortages
Reporter: With all of the cold we want to show you tonight something happening we’ve not seen before. The great Lakes freezing up at a fast clip. ABC’s Alex Perez in a kind of 21st century ice age, showing us.
It looks like the north pole than the midwest. This endless pool of ice is lake Michigan, captured on a camera, flying on a drone, high above. It’s just massive.
Last year, only 38% of the great Lakes were frozen over. This year, researchers predict the ice coverage to be almost double that for January and February.
Another unexpected side-effect of the arctic air, propane problems.
The cold blast draining supplies and creating a propane shortage for the almost 6 million households that rely on propane for home heating. And prices are up 20% in some places.