TORONTO, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is
warning people to stay clear of hydroelectric dams and generating
stations this Easter holiday weekend.
"With the arrival of spring and the warming temperatures, ice near a dam
or hydroelectric generating station can be thinner than ice in other
locations because of changing water flows beneath it," says OPG's
Senior Vice-President of Hydro-Thermal Operations Mike Martelli. "The
areas around our generating stations and dams are clearly marked -
please obey all warning signs, and respect fences and barriers. 'Stay
Clear! Stay Safe!' is our message."
The waterways near Ontario Power Generation (OPG) facilities are not
safe places for recreation at any time of the year. The arrival of
spring means warmer weather and rapidly changing conditions on lakes
and rivers. Please, exercise caution when near waterways and stay off
the ice as it is unstable at this time of year.
You can learn more about safety near dams and hydroelectric generating
stations by visiting http://www.opg.com/about/safety/water-safety/Pages/water-safety.aspx
SOURCE: Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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Ontario Power Generation
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