Maine Wardens Say Use Caution Around Open Water

Dedham - It may feel like winter with snow now blanketing the ground, but game wardens want Mainers to use caution when going near what look like frozen bodies of water.

Snowmobilers, skiiers, and others heading outdoors need to beware of open water that remains.  The Maine Warden Service says due to recent weather, not all lakes and ponds are frozen, making it very easy for anyone to get disoriented and end up on thin ice...or realize that there is no ice at all.

They recommend carrying a set of ice picks with you, which can be purchased at sporting goods stores...if you're venturing out on thin ice.

Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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