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Use Caution During Ice Tweener Time

Hennepin County Water Patrol Ice Rescue Training

On Friday, December 6, Hennepin County Water Patrol Officers reported ice cracking under their feet during ice rescue training. Stay off the ice during Ice Tweener Time–the days-to-weeks transition period between open water and solid freeze. While cold temperatures are predicted for the coming days, be aware there are still many areas of open water and thin ice on Lake Minnetonka.

The following link offers the Minnesota DNR’s recommendations for ice depths for various ice activities and how to check ice conditions.

Posted on: December 9th, 2019