Check ice thickness before traveling on it: Water Security Agency

As the temperatures are trending down and snow is arriving, the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is reminding folks to ensure ice is thick enough to walk, drive, or have a snowmobile on.

The WSA says ice thickness can be unpredictable, not freeze in a uniform manner, and the strength can vary from one place to another.

Avoid ice that looks slushy, has thawed then froze again, near moving water, is layered as a result of sudden temperature changes, or has structures in it such as pressure ridges.

As a guideline, you need at least 4-inches of ice to walk on, 8-inches for a snowmobile or ATV, 12-inches for a car or light truck, and more than 12 inches for a heavy truck.

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