Thursday, January 7, 2016

Mild Weather Prompts Warning from OPP

Dufferin County, ON (OPP - Dufferin Detachment) The Dufferin County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public to exercise extreme caution near any bodies of water that presently have ice on them. What appears to be frozen could in fact be ice that is not capable of supporting any weight at all.

“We have had a warm start to this winter season and because of that the ice in the area is not very thick”, said OPP Constable Paul Nancekivell .

Outdoor enthusiasts are being asked to refrain from any ice related activities until they see ice hut operators putting their huts out. These operators not only know the local waters, but will regularly test the ice thickness before allowing their ice huts to be brought out onto the ice and used.

The advice of the OPP remains very simple “No Ice is Safe Ice”. Please follow this very important public safety message as any ice related rescue has the potential to put the lives of many first responders at great risk.