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Spring Ice Poses Serious Risk - Stay Off


April 25, 2013 – Thunder Bay Fire Rescue warns the community that venturing out on to the ice on any water bodies in and around the city is a very hazardous.

While the ice may appear to look stable, rising temperatures could have an impact on the thickness.  Water currents erode ice from underneath making it impossible to tell how thick it actually is. The warmer weather and recent precipitation are also degrading the ice.

“No one should be on any ice or on the slippery shorelines this time of year as the ice is currently pulling away from shores,” said Fire Chief John Hay. “Spring ice poses serious risk; residents are reminded to stay off to stay safe.”

Any accident involving submersion in icy cold water could prove fatal.

       
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Contact:  Chief John Hay, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue, 625-2101