Get off the ice is the advice of OPP. The deadline to remove ice huts is also imminent depending where you are located. Photo provided
Yesterday around 10pm, the Ontario Provincial Police Sudbury (Warren) Detachment members responded to three male snowmobilers stuck in slush on Lake Nipissing. The men were found about ten kilometers from shore, they sustained no injuries but were very wet and cold.
The OPP is recommending that snowmobilers stay off the lakes. With all the rain recently the lakes are very slushy making it difficult to travel.
As well, TIME TO GET THE ICE HUTS OFF THE ICE: The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is reminding anglers that many lakes across the province have significant slush conditions.
Ice huts must be removed from certain Fisheries Management Zones (FMZ) in Ontario by a specified date (see table below).
March 15 (below Timiskaming Dam in 12)
March 31 (above Timiskaming Dam in 12)
1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13
It is an offence under the Public Lands Act to leave your ice hut out after ice break up, regardless of whether registration and removal dates apply