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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

December 16, 2015

PROVINCE ISSUES FREEZE-UP ADVISORY FOR LAKES AND RIVERS



Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation has issued a thin ice advisory for rivers and lakes in southern Manitoba.

• Many rivers and lakes in southern Manitoba are still in the process of freezing over, ice is still thin and larger rivers still have open water in some areas.

• Snowmobilers, skiers and others are advised not to venture onto rivers and lakes due to the danger of falling through thin ice.

• Thin ice or frazil ice is often covered by snow, which produces weak spots due to its insulating effect.

• Areas of fast-flowing water tend to have thin ice that may not be visible.

• Once full ice cover is achieved, levels of the Red River and other rivers in southern Manitoba are not expected to change much during the remainder of the winter.

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