Dangerous Ice Conditions Developing on Area Lakes
Frontenac, MN (KROC-AM News) - An incident that occurred this morning serves as a reminder that while the ice on Lake Pepin is 20 or more inches thick in many areas, it is dangerously thin in others.
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office is reporting that a pickup truck went through the ice on Lake Pepin just off Methodist Beach at Frontenac. A news release says the lone occupant of the vehicle was able to get out and was not injured. The driver's name was not released. A Goodhue County Sheriff's Air Boat happened to be in the area at the time and deputies quickly responded to the incident just before 11 AM.
There are also unconfirmed reports that another vehicle went through the ice several miles north of this location late last night.
Officials say it is another reminder that there is no such thing as "safe ice" and the thickness and strength of the ice covering Minnesota waterways can change within a very short distance, sometimes only feet or inches.
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