The ice road at the Government Dock is now closed for the season, as the warm weather has led to a quick thaw in the region.

The Dryden Police Service wish to caution the community regarding unpredictable ice conditions on Wabigoon and other local lakes. DPS officers are urging people to stay off of the ice and to stay away from the shore line, as the ice will continue to deteriorate due to the weather.

The OPP also want to remind the public to use extreme caution when travelling over frozen waterways, especially in the spring. Ice conditions can change quickly with warmer weather and increased water flow. The OPP say that you should always tell someone where you are going, what time you plan on returning and when travelling with more than one vehicle, keep a safe distance between the two – in case one of the vehicles goes through.

Over the weekend, two pickup trucks went through the ice near Kenora after travelling on local ice roads. No injuries were reported in either incident.

The warm weather is expected to continue, meaning that the ice will continue to melt quickly. Lake of the Woods Ice Patrol Pilot Tim Armstrong says that he expects the ice on local lakes to be gone before the May Long Weekend. 

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