CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – If you want to go for one last skate on the lake or pond, you might want to hang up those skates and not risk falling through. Warmer weather is making lots of our ponds thaw quickly.
West Springfield and Chicopee Fire Departments told 22News that there is no hard rule when it comes to walking on ponds. People should use caution and common sense around this time of year.
22News spoke with one man who works in landscaping and grew up near a brook… he says there’s one indicator to tell when it’s definitely too dangerous to go on the ice.
Scott Aurnhammer of Ludlow said, “If there’s flow going in and out of any form of a pond, or a lake or anything, any kind of a running stream, you really got to be careful because you’ve got to pay attention.”
Firefighters say when in doubt, stay off the ice no matter how thick it looks.