Ice safety on local lakes and ponds

11:58 AM, Dec 27, 2012   |    comments
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PRIOR LAKE, Minn. - The frigid temperatures have many thinking pond hockey and ice fishing.

Adam Block with the Minnesota DNR says lakes and ponds in the Twin Cities are averaging 5 to 6 inches of ice right now. The DNR has laid out ice thickness guidelines here. Those guidelines say you shouldn't be walking on ice 2 inches or less and you need at least 8 inches to drive a car on it.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt spent the morning on Prior Lake learning about ice safety.

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