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OPP: Ice Safety a Priority

The Northeast OPP is raising awareness regarding travelling on ice covered waters over the winter months.

Police say checking ice thickness and quality before travelling across it is a must.

The OPP is asking residents not to travel alone when traversing ice, whether it’s on a snow mobile, vehicle or on foot.

Ice conditions can change rapidly from hour to hour, day to day and from place to place.

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Police say travelling with an experienced outdoor enthusiast familiar with freezing patterns, currents and hazards is a great idea.

The OPP says always be wary of ice conditions as we move into the winter months.

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