Outdoor activities usually take place near the ice. As much as we love to skate and fish, ice over lake water can have some serious dangers.
Guidelines when playing near or on the ice:
· Don’t walk on ice that is less than 10 cm (4 in.) thick. Do not drive on any ice that is less than 30 cm (12 in.) thick.
· Stay clear of ice near the inlet streams. Be cautious on river Ice can vary in thickness and strength from area to area because of temperature. Do not park near another vehicle on the ice. Ice can crack with the weight of people and vehicles keep an eye on ice and snow conditions. If the weather has been warm there may be hidden slush traps that can trap a vehicle.
· When travelling in a vehicle on lake ice, you shood keep your seat belts off, and open your window a crack, or half unlatch your door. Keep a shovel and tow rope in your vehicle.
· Carry waterproof matches and spikes in your pocket, also a bit of rope to help you get out of the water.