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Snowmobile track on Lake Couchiching, Longford, Ontario. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/84614046@N00/4351889564/">Robert Snache</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Snowmobile track on Lake Couchiching, Longford, Ontario. Photo: Robert Snache, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

OPP: Ice not yet safe for recreational vehicles

The OPP and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs are reminding snowmobilers that no ice can be considered safe to ride on with a snowmobile.

They say this is especially true this winter when ice is forming earlier than usual in many areas and may look safe, but is not yet thick or strong enough.

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Snowmobilers are being advised to stick to land-based trails whenever possible and avoid water crossings altogether.

Police say those who make the choice to take the risk of travelling on the ice should wait until a marked stake line is in place and not stop on the ice. (The

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