The DNR recently issued a warning that when the temperature rises above freezing for six hours during a 24 hour period.
Friday, January 11
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is reminding people that the Thin Ice Advisory remains in effect for all bodies of water in Hennepin County. Colder temperatures are in the forecast this weekend however recent warm weather has already created areas of unstable ice that will need several days of cold temperatures to improve significantly. Ice thickness is variable due to recent warm weather, freezing, and thawing that has taken place over the past several days. On Lake Minnetonka, there are areas of standing water due to the recent rains and warm weather. Even ice near some shoreline areas are showing signs of thawing. Related posts: The DNR recently issued a warning that when the temperature rises above freezing for six hours …
Most fatalities caused by falling through the ice are children, according to Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 7, 2012
Hennepin Sheriff Rich Stanek is reminding parents and caregivers to keep children away from thin ice on partially-frozen ponds, lakes and all bodies of water. Most victims of fatal accidents on the ice in Hennepin County have been children. “When your child is near the ice or the water, you should be near your child,” said Sheriff Stanek, “I urge you to provide clear rules about ice safety throughout the winter months.” No ice should ever be considered safe. Small bodies of water such as ponds are especially a hazard now since they are the most likely to have a thin layer of ice. A dusting of snow or frost may give thin ice the appearance that it is safe when it is not. Remember, the recommended minimum thickness for ice is four …