ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Water was observed pooling in several areas around the Nenana Ice Classic tripod which began leaning as ice breaks up on the Tanana River on Thursday afternoon.
[The Nenana Ice Classic Fanpage on Facebook is live at the scene. Watch it here.]
Observers on the scene reported that the tripod began leaning into the river around 12 p.m. Thursday.
A crowd has gathered on the banks of the Tanana River.
The earliest recorded date the ice has gone out on the Tanana is April 20 in 1940 and 1998.
The latest date in the 102 years of the Nenana Ice Classic is May 20 in 1964 and 2013.
The ice went out last year on May 1 at 1:18 p.m.
Tickets sales ended on April 5.
This is a developing story.