Vermont Fish and Wildlife Remind of Ice Safety

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife are reminding folks to be cautious while taking to the ice.

Fish and Wildlife officials say despite the extreme temperatures, many bodies of water still wont be iced over.

At least four-inches of consistent ice is the recommended width for ice skating and ice fishing. It is also recommended that you carry and ice chisel to test the thickness along with some other critical tools.

“Ice picks they are hand spikes you can carry on you and you happen to punch through it will allow you to get purchase on the ice to help pull yourself out additionally you can get a float suit, mustang suit or personal floatation device and that is going to help you get out easier,” said Warden Dana Joyal, Vermont Fish and Wildlife.

River mouths, islands and running springs are considered to be the most dangerous areas as currents tend to create thinner ice.

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