Ohio island's dock project slowed by ice, cold

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PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) -- The frigid weather across northern Ohio has been good for ice fishing on Lake Erie. But it's also been bad for a big dock reconstruction project on South Bass Island.

Plans to break up the ice between the island and the mainland so that a barge could bring supplies for the project had to be put on hold earlier this week.

The reason was that there were too many people out ice fishing on the lake.

Officials decided that it would be too risky to break up the ice.

The company in charge of the docks project at Put-in-Bay docks says they're now looking at other ways to get the construction supplies to the island.

The nearly $6 million project will replace many of the public docks at Put-in-Bay.