Since its peak coverage of 92.19 percent on March 6, 2014, the ice has been melting slowly but still remains to some extent on each of the five lakes.
... As of April 16, 38 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice.
"Normally, only about 3 percent of the Great Lakes are still covered with ice at this time of year," said Anderson.
... In addition to causing cooler weather around the lakes and areas downwind in the Northeast well into spring, the ice has had a negative impact on a variety of businesses that are dependent on the lakes to transport materials.(H/t Instapundit)