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Giant ice disk equipped with webcam after surviving storm

A giant ice disk is floating in a river in Maine. Although many are comparing this to an alien spacecraft, the City of Westbrook says the disk formed naturally. (WWMT/CBS)

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame survived the weekend winter weather that pummeled New England and now has its own webcam.

The webcam in Westbrook monitors the disk that's been spinning in the Presumpscot River for more than a week and continues its counterclockwise rotation. The Portland Press Herald reports the disk has enjoyed increased notoriety, due to its unusually large size — about 100 yards (91 meters) across.

Westbrook official Tina Radel says the livestream was requested by Brown University, which asked for a webcam to monitor the eventual demise of the disk.

The disk had gotten stuck last Wednesday, but was later freed by a Freeport man.

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