OPP Advises Sledders To Use Caution As Trails Deteriorate
The OPP Motorized Snow Vehicle (MSV) patrol conducted dozens of random R.I.D.E. checks throughout Muskoka last week. Police interacted with hundreds of operators/passengers that resulted in 4 tickets for various offences including; trespassing, helmets, alcohol and even fishing violations.
Police say that as trail conditions begin to deteriorate and give way to spring weather, the OPP wish to remind all riders to be attentive and mindful of the hazards warmer weather presents. The continually warming temperatures will be creating unstable ice conditions. Many of the small streams that were frozen solid have begun to flow again after the rain last week. The melting snow will expose other hazards to operation such as rocks and fallen trees.
The OPP ask that you please use extra caution whenever you venture out.