January 18th, 2021

Stay off all ice-covered water


By Lethbridge Herald on November 27, 2020.

The City of Lethbridge is reminding residents to stay off all ice-covered water as ice conditions are currently deemed as unsafe. Herald photo by Ian Martens @IMartensHerald

With fluctuating temperatures over the last few weeks, the City of Lethbridge reminds residents to please stay off all ice-covered water.
The condition, strength and stability of ice can change dramatically depending on temperature, precipitation, wind and the amount of sunshine, the City said in a news release.
Residents are also reminded that going on any storm pond ice is prohibited and that ice thickness in storm ponds is not monitored by the City. The only ice that is monitored is at Nicholas Sheran, Henderson and Chinook Lakes, all of which are unsafe at this time.
The City of Lethbridge, Fire & Emergency Services also reminds residents to keep their pets on a leash when walking near ice-covered water. Pets are not aware of the hidden danger of falling through the ice.
If your pet gets loose on the ice, coax it back to shore — do not go after it. If your pet does fall through the ice call 911 immediately. Do not attempt to rescue your pet yourself. The fire department will respond with ice rescue equipment and attempt to rescue your pet.
For more information about ice safety go to http://www.lethbridge.ca/icesafety.

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