Stay Clear and Stay Safe this Festive Holiday Season

Conditions Near Dams Can Change Quickly

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Winter weather conditions have settled in across the province as the December 21 Winter Solstice arrives. As people enjoy outdoor holiday activities, OPG has an important safety message: Stay clear of hydro stations and dams. 

"Skating, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and other winter activities can be dangerous near hydro stations and dams," says Mike Martelli, OPG's President Renewable Generation and Power Marketing. "Our message is simple: stay clear, stay safe."

"When ice forms around our stations and dams, it can appear safe, but the ice is not as thick as it seems," Martelli explains. "During the winter months water levels can change quickly and without warning, making conditions unpredictable and potentially dangerous. Please respect the signs and barriers around OPG facilities. They are there for your safety, no matter what the season."

OPG wants everyone to enjoy the holiday season so please Stay Clear and Stay Safe!

To learn more about safety around dams, please visit www.stayclearstaysafe.ca.

SOURCE Ontario Power Generation Inc.

For further information: Ontario Power Generation, Media Relations, 416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008, Follow us @opg

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