4.5.14 Lake Still Ice Covered

Published 04/05 2014 08:22PM

Updated 04/05 2014 08:34PM

We're now a few days into April, but Lake Champlain remains mostly covered with ice.

This is the latest satellite image taken Friday. There are a few things to notice:

-The ice is thickest around the Lake Champlain Islands (brightest white)
-The ice is thinning to the south (it's more of that grey color)
-The Grand Isle-Plattsburgh and Charlotte-Essex crossings both remain ice free (look closely!)

We've said it before, but it's worth repeating: just because there's still plenty of ice, it is most definitely not safe to be on. It's become very slushy and unstable. That trend will continue as highs reach the 40s and 50s each day through the extended period.

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