Forum staff reports, Published January 02 2010
Officials issue ice alert to area snowmobilersThe North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has issued an ice awareness alert to area snowmobile enthusiasts.
Riders are reminded that ice conditions can fluctuate and change quickly.
The department advises adhering to the following safety measures when riding over frozen bodies of water:
- Check conditions.
- If there is no one on the ice and no tracks, do not ride on it.
- If you see open water, do not attempt to cross.
- If you are driving toward open water and can not turn away from it, jump off the sled while you are still on strong ice. Never try to skip over it.
- Let someone who is not with you know where you are riding.
For more information, visit www.snowmobilend.com.