Safety suggestions for out on the ice

According to a past issue of "The Splash," the official publication of the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame, the following are safety, ice-thickness guidelines to be considered before venturing out.

Always remember that currents under the ice and slush on the ice may effect the thickness.

Here are the guidelines:

Blue, clear ice is safer than cloudy ice.

One inch of ice: Stay off.

Two to three inches of clear, blue ice: Will support one adult walking.

Four inches: Needed for safe ice fishing.

Five inches: Needed for snowmobiling.

Eight inches: Needed to support the weight of a car or a light truck.

Ten inches: Needed to support the weight of a medium-weight truck.

At all times, be careful out there. When in doubt, don't go out.


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