Residents urged to "Stay Clear, Stay Safe" of OPG dams and stations
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - With the holidays upon us, people will be
heading outside to enjoy snowmobiling, cross- country skiing and other
winter activities. Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is warning people to
stay clear of hydroelectric dams and stations.
The waterways near OPG facilities 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.
"The key to making the most of winter recreation is simple - stay clear,
stay safe," said OPG's Frank Chiarotto, Senior Vice President Hydro
Thermal Operatons. "Please remember to use caution when near water and
especially near our facilities, and always obey all warnings signs."
The areas near OPG dams and hydroelectric stations have warning signs,
buoys, fences and barriers to warn people of the dangers of getting too
Visit www.opg.com/watersafety to view OPG water safety education materials and public service
SOURCE: Ontario Power Generation Inc.
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