A Manitoba resident may need to start shopping for a new vehicle, after theirs sank to the bottom of Clearwater Bay. This is the second pickup truck that has gone through local ice since Saturday.
At approximately 2:18 p.m. on Sunday, the Kenora OPP received a call of a pickup truck that had gone through the ice near Clearwater Bay. Police were advised that a Manitoba resident was driving on an ice road on Lake of the Woods when the vehicle went through. All occupants were able to make it to safety without injury.
The OPP want to remind the public to use extreme caution when travelling over frozen waterways, especially in the spring. Ice conditions can change quickly with warmer weather and increased water flow. The OPP say that you should always tell someone where you are going, what time you plan on returning and when travelling with more than one vehicle, keep a safe distance between the two – in case one of the vehicles goes through.
The warm weather is expected to continue, meaning that the ice will continue to melt quickly. Lake of the Woods Ice Patrol Pilot Tim Armstrong says that he expects the ice to be gone before the May Long Weekend.
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