First we saw this today from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s office about an SUV that had broken through, and now this comes to us from WCCO about a truck and trailer that went through by Alex.
According to the MN DNR Website:
2″ or less – STAY OFF
4″ – Ice fishing or other activities on foot
5″ – Snowmobile or ATV
8″ – 12″ – Car or small pickup
12″ – 15″ – Medium truck
Note: these guidelines are for new, clear solid ice.
Many factors other than thickness can cause ice to be unsafe.
For more ice safety from the DNR, click here.