Dane Co. deputies warn of deteriorating ice conditions

Posted Friday, March 28, 2014 --- 11:40 a.m.

With warmer temperatures on the way and recent rainfall, Dane Co. deputies are warning citizens of the rapidly deteriorating ice conditions on area lakes.

They want to remind angles to stay away from icy areas where current or flowage may be present. Mouths of creeks, rivers, and natural springs all create small currents which resists ice accumulation, even under perfect conditions. With the warm weather, these areas are often the most dangerous and have the thinnest foundations of ice present, yet appear to be indistinguishable from those thicker areas of ice around it.

If you do decide to go out on one of the area lakes, authorities highly recommend having appropriate flotation and life saving devices present, such as ice picks and life preservers.

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