Video shows ice breaking away from Lake Michigan after deep freeze

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CHICAGO (WGN) – Due to westerly winds and above-freezing temperatures, ice has been breaking away from Lake Michigan.

On Monday, WGN’s tower camera on top of the Hancock Center captured ice floes breaking away from the shore.

On a prior day, another time lapse shows a large ice floe breaking away.

The current air is the mildest in over eight weeks with temperatures reaching over 45 degrees Tuesday.

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