MDNR reports hazardous ice conditions

MDNR News January 28, 2024

Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers today were urging anglers and others to avoid the hazardous ice conditions on Little Bay de Noc in Delta County.

Several individuals have been reported falling through the ice into the waters of Lake Michigan. At least one off-road vehicle was also reported to have broken through the ice.

The deteriorating ice conditions on the bay are similar to those reported at numerous lakes across the region, with temperatures remaining above normal.

“No ice is safe ice,” said DNR deputy public information officer John Pepin. “While ice fishing is a fantastic pastime, the failing ice conditions being reported today threaten lives.

“Anyone deciding to brave the ice of an Upper Peninsula lake should exercise extreme caution.”

In particular, areas of water bodies to avoid include places fed by springs, river and creek mouths, lakes with open water around shorelines and beyond.

See a list of additional Michigan DNR ice safety tips.

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