FIRE OFFICIALS PREACH SAFETY WHEN HEADING OUT ON THE ICE
1/9/2018 7:36:59 AM
The Norfolk County Fire Department is warning people to be cautious on the ice, especially with a warm spell on the horizon.
The temperature will reach plus five on Wednesday and six degrees on Thursday.
Norfolk's Fire Prevention Officer Michael Atkins says the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change have Norfolk County's ice listed as thin and that the recent cold snap shouldn't fool anyone into thinking the ice is 100 percent safe.
Ice that is 3" thick or less is not suitable for people, and the risk of breaking through the ice is very high.
They are also encouraging individuals to make sure their dogs remain on a leash while going for a walk, especially around lakes and ponds.
Snowmobiles and ATV's should wait until ice reaches a minimum thickness of 5" before venturing out.
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