Environment Canada is issuing a warning to Saskatchewan residents to monitor the weight of traffic atop it’s frozen lakes in the coming months.
The ice on most Saskatchewan lakes is usually thick enough to support vehicles and fishing equipment at this time of year, but due to incidents of excessively heavier than normal traffic, extreme caution should be used.
This past Saturday a number of deep cracks in ice surfaces were reported by Conservation Officers in the Rural Municipality of Big River No. 555. “This is not a climate change issue,” says an Environment Canada area representative. “This is an isolated incident involving patrons that have far-exceeded the recommended weight limit.”
Locals are being warned to exercise extreme caution, and report any violations to their Environment Canada Area Representatives.