Region of Peel - Working for you
Region of Peel - Working for you

Take Extra Precaution This Winter

Be aware of the risks from this winter’s freeze and thaw conditions

This winter has brought significant variances in temperature, resulting in freeze and thaw conditions. Regional Emergency Management wants to remind people to take extra precaution when walking/skating on ponds, rivers and lakes, or ice fishing.  The extreme changes in temperatures have resulted in unexpected ice break-up and potential for large cracks in otherwise frozen lakes and ponds. If you or your family decide to take a walk in our local parks beware of slippery slopes around creek beds.

Local Conservation Authorities have advised moderate risk of ice break-up and flooding potential.

Know the dangers of ice:

The colour of ice may be an indication of its strength

Did you know ice thickness should be:

Remember to check with your local Conservation Authorities about ice conditions before venturing out onto any ice surfaces.

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