Ice thickens up due to cold, but extra caution advised

By Bill Bartusek

The cold weather has come and so has lake ice. Many of our area lakes froze over last week. In some places, anglers actually found enough ice to walk out and do some fishing. Don't get me wrong, the ice is very spotty and very thin in most areas. Now the snow has fallen, and thin ice with snow cover doesn't add up to safe travel on the ice.

Up north, many areas had quite a bit of ice before the snowfall. However, they have gotten even more snow than we have here. One of two things will happen now.

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