Be careful on ice forming on local lakes and rivers: OPP

Provincial police have issued a warning to be wary of all ice on local lakes and rivers, despite the arrival of winter weather.

Police say no ice is without some risk.

– Ice Fishing, walking, and cross country skiing, all require at least 4 inches (10 cm) of new clear hard ice. (for one person)

– One snowmobile or One all-terrain vehicle, requires at least 5 inches (12 cm) of new clear hard ice. (for one person)

– One vehicle, car or small pick-up, all require,

at least 8” to 12”(20-30cm) of New Clear Hard Ice.

-One vehicle, medium truck, requires, at least 12 inches to 15 inches (30-38cm) of new clear hard ice..

Always, check the ice in several places before traveling onto it, police say.

Wear a FLOATATION SUIT, and carry, ICE PICKS. If you go onto the ice be prepared to get wet and get yourself out. Don’t endanger your life or the life of someone else!

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