Warming Temperatures Could Cause Ice-Related Injuries

Enniska /February 17, 2015

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform the community that with the increasing temperatures, thawing of ice will occur and can weaken the ice. Please take precaution of falling snow when you are parking your car or when walking into facilities as overhead snow and ice could potentially fall on you or your vehicle. 

This warming weather can also affect ice anglers and snowmobilers. A warm spell may take several days to weaken the ice; however, when temperatures vary widely and cause the ice to thaw during the day and refreeze at night, the resulting ice is weak, “spongy” or honeycombed ice that is unsafe. Always presume that “no ice is safe ice.”

For more information, please contact the Mohawk Government Offices at 613-575-2348.