Jan 24 - Ice Conditions Unknown Stay Safe

FROM/DE: Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                                                                   DATE: January 22, 2018


(SMITHS FALLS, ON)- The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind everyone to be aware of changing conditions before venturing out on ice covered bodies of water. Please be aware of your surroundings and check the ice before venturing out. 
Check the weather before you leave and watch for changing weather conditions. Do not travel on ice alone or in the dark. Always make someone aware of your plans and the routes you will be taking. Make sure to carry a small survival kit with you in case of emergencies this can include but is not limited to; an ice pick, rope, lighter, matches, pocket knife, compass and whistle.  
Safety first, last and always. Be prepared and stay safe.
Inspector Paul Bedard Traffic and Marine East Region OPP reminds you to be aware and safe at all times. "We can't control weather, but we can control our actions." 
Contact: A/Sergeant Tina Hunt
Phone: (613)296-4516
Twitter: @OPP_ER