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Posted on: December 21, 2020

Beware of Thin Ice

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Ice conditions can change rapidly this time of year, even on the same body of water. What was safe yesterday might not be today,

Ice conditions can change rapidly this time of year, even on the same body of water.  What was safe yesterday might not be today, and what’s thick enough beneath your feet might not be if you take several steps ahead. Remember: Don’t blindly follow someone else’s tracks or suggestions – check the ice for yourself!

Minimum guidelines for new, clear ice:

Person - 4 inches

Snow Mobile - 5 to 7 inches

Car - 8 to 12 inches

Truck 12 to 15 inches

Ice is never 100 percent safe.  

Double the thickness guidelines for white or snow-covered ice.

Carry two large nails to use as Ice picks if you fall through.

Avoid pressure ridges and areas with current.

Warn children about the dangers of thin ice.

Don't drive on the ice at night.

Avoid alcoholic beverages.

Ice Safety Chart

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