Thin ice and winter recreation are a dangerous mix
TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - With the unseasonably warm weather
expected this weekend in parts of Ontario, Ontario Power Generation
(OPG) is warning people to stay clear of the areas near generating
stations and dams.
"Thin ice and winter activities don't mix. Our message is a simple one -
stay clear, stay safe," said OPG's Senior Vice President Hydro-Thermal
Operations Frank Chiarotto.
The waterways near hydroelectric dams and stations are not safe places
for recreation at any time of the year. In winter, ice forming near a
dam or hydroelectric station can be thinner and less consistent than
ice in other locations because of changing water flows beneath it.
Areas near OPG dams and hydroelectric stations have warning signs,
buoys, fences, booms and barriers to warn people of the dangers of
coming too close. Please obey them.
Visit www.stayclearstaysafe.ca/ for an online game about the dangers of thin ice near hydro dams and
view a public service announcement from the Ontario Provincial Police
SOURCE: Ontario Power Generation Inc.
For further information:
Ontario Power Generation
416-592-4008 or 1-877-592-4008
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