On January 28, the 90 foot long towboat Winnie C became stuck in the ice on the Ohio River near New Matamoras, Ohio. The Winnie C was pushing 15 coal barges when it became stranded mid-river in the ice after being stuck in the ice off Moundsville earlier the same day. Another towboat the 100 foot long Amber Brittany became stranded in the ice off Evansville, Indiana. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. The Coast Guard reported that the ice continues to grow thicker as cold weather continues in the region. It is not uncommon for vessels to remain stranded until the ice thaws.
- Proffitt: Ice returns to the Ohio River in Louisville (whas11.com)
- Barge stuck on the Ohio River in Evansville since Wednesday morning (courierpress.com)
- When the Ohio River froze over (blogs.courier-journal.com)