MN DNR Warns of unsafe Ice

MN DNR Warns of unsafe Ice Click to Enlarge

(KDLM) - The Minnesota DNR is reminding residents that ice on Minnesota lakes and rivers is unsafe despite consistent freezing temperatures.

Last week a vehicle plunged through thin ice on Little Detroit Lake, the driver was able to escape, but last year six people died on icy lakes in Minnesota.

Five of the six fatalities happened in November and early December which is an inconsistent time for ice according to the Minnesota DNR.

The DNR recommends: 4 inches for ice fishing, 5 to 7 for a snowmobile, 8 to 12 for a car, and 12-plus for a truck. And even on the same lake, the ice can be thick in one place and thin just a few yards away.

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