Danger on Frozen Water

With a thaw expected this weekend, an advance warning goes out to avoid standing on frozen open water. This includes local rivers like the Calder and Clyde and any small lochs or ponds that may have frozen over, e.g Barnhill, Redlees, Heritage Park at EK, etc.

The recent cold spell of weather has meant that local lochs, burns and reservoirs have frozen over. In the interests of safety, people are being urged not to walk or skate on frozen water in this area. 

The best advice is to avoid open water, be it frozen or not, and don’t put yourself, your children or your pets at risk. It’s impossible to tell how thick ice is at a glance, and water temperatures beneath broken ice can quickly make someone hypothermic.

Please, stay safe, If outside at all, steer clear of melting ice for now.


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