Warning about ice on Le Sueur County lakes

The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about the condition on ice on some lakes in the county.

While sub-zero temperatures have helped strengthen the ice, there are still some weak spots and open water on area lakes. Here is a brief summary of some trouble spots in the county.

Lake Gorman (Lake Cordova)

Open water stretches across the entire south side of the Lake. There is also a Aeration system being run on the lake

Lake Washington

There is open water and thin ice in the area of the “Narrows” which is a channel directly out from the Westwood public access that basically separates the east and west sides of the lake. A fisherman put his car through the ice and had to be rescued Thursday afternooon in the "Narrows" area.

Clear Lake at Lexington

There is open water on the north side of the lake due to an aeration system.

German Lake

There is open water located on the southwest side of the lake. It is reported that the open water is an area that is estimated to be approximately the size of 60 x 300 feet.

The LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office has always taken the stand that no ice is safe and traveling on ice is dangerous and at your own risk.

"We are trying our best to make the public aware of the open water, in the event they would travel into these areas by any motorized vehicle to include including ATV’s and Snowmobile’s. Please use extreme caution when traveling on any area lake," said Sheriff Tom Doherty.