DNR still warns of thin ice

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Dec 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KNSI) With the recent snowfall and cold weather, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone, the ice in many parts of the state is still not thick enough for most recreational activities.

DNR Regional Enforcement Supervisor Greg Salo says layers of snow are insulating already brittle ice making it even more dangerous.

Salo says the ice was not safe before Sunday’s snow and now it’s going to take even longer for it to become thick enough for travel.

Snowmobilers need to be extremely cautious because riders might not realize several trails take them over ponds, wetlands and lakes.

Last winter, four people died in Minnesota after falling through thin ice.

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