The Grey Bruce Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) patrolled the shorelines near the Owen Sound harbour and Georgian Bay on Monday due to ice breaking operations in the area.
The Canadian Coast Guard advised residents that there would be ice-breaking operations in the area on March 8.
It was recommended that all recreational users of the ice – pedestrians, fishers, snowmobilers, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) operators – leave the ice during ice-breaking operations. The ice may move, creating a real danger for anyone on the ice.
Additionally, they should plan their activities carefully and use extreme caution after operations are complete as the ice will remain unstable after the icebreaker has left the area.
Grey Bruce OPP remind everyone to use extreme caution near the shorelines and inland on the harbours. Unseasonably mild temperatures are also expected this week.
Photo: Grey-Bruce OPP