KAWARTHA LAKES-Members of the City of Kawartha Lakes Detachment of the OPP would like to remind the public to stay off the ice during these fluctuations in temperatures, after a snowmobile went through some ice over the weekend.
On February, 13, 2022, officers responded to a call near Bolsover Road in Eldon Township where two riders escaped to shore after their snowmobile went through the ice. Luckily neither of the riders were injured in the accident.
“The OPP would like to remind the public of the dangers of venturing out onto the ice with these recent changes weather.” said the OPP.
Officials say many factors can affect the ice conditions including water depth and size of body. Clear blue ice should be at least 10 cm thick for walking/skating, 20 cm for snowmobiles and 30 for light vehicles. These numbers should be double the thickness if the ice is white or opaque, as white opaque ice is half as strong as blue ice. Stay away from open water and grey ice which indicates the presence of water.
For more information regarding ice safety please visit the following sites
Ice Safety – Canadian Red Cross