Local News
Eyewitness Sports
Medical Coverage
Call 12 For Action
Target 12 Investigators
More Details
What's On WPRI
What's On Fox
This Morning Weekend
2 Minute Test Drive
Experts Online
Online Store
Chopper 12
Station Info

 April 21, 2005
Ice still not thick enough on at state parks
Email to a Friend Printer Friendly Version  

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- State officials are warning people not to go out on frozen lakes just yet.

The officials report the ice is NOT thick enough to support recreational activities, such as skating or ice fishing, despite the recent cold weather. The ice needs to have a uniform thickness of at least six inches before it can be declared safe. It generally takes five to seven consecutive days of temperatures in the low 20s to create enough ice thickness on lakes or ponds.

More information can be obtained from the state Department of Environmental ManagementÔŅĹs ice hotline at 222-2632.


Local News
Providence police officer dies after being shot inside
Eyewitness News RSS Feeds
Try the very latest way to read Eyewitness News headlines. Never miss an important story!
Former White House counterterror official assesses LNG threat
One Person Killed In Narragansett Crash
FBI plans meeting with R.I. police about suspectÔŅĹs condition
Officers prepare to bid farewell to slain comrade
Kent County Water Authority imposes summer water rationing

Kent County Water Authority imposes summer water rationing

Head-on crash in Narragansett kills one, injures four
Former White House counterterror official assesses LNG threat
Three more R.I. National Guardsman return today
National News  more» 
Poll: High gas prices forcing changes in Americans' lives
FDA seeking suicide data for epilepsy drugs
Lawsuit claims AOL monitor supposed to protect kids seduced girl
Diet tip hot line lets people call their way to better health
Woman accused of robbing hair stylist after bad cut
A key Republican senator may be leaning against the nominee to U-N ambassadorship
Reward offered in killing of sandhill cranes
Senators debate Amtrak funding
Police fatally shoot man suspected of killing elderly wife in hospital bed
Potential teenage witness in Michael Jackson trial arrested on sex charges
Send questions and comments about this website to the .
All content © Copyright 2003-2005 WorldNow, WPRI, WNAC and Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.