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Police warn sledders to stay off closed trails

Police warn sledders to stay off closed trails

Posted: 2023-01-30 07:24:14 By: thebay

OPP and the Ontario Snowmobile Clubs are reminding snowmobilers that just because winter returned late last week, the trails may not be open nor may the ice be anywhere near seasonal conditions.

Police say a few routes have been opened, but the majority of OFSC trails are still currently unavailable and snowmobilers need to stay off all OFSC trails except those that are open. They advise you check for trail status updates on the OFSC Interactive Trail Guide when planning your ride. Those who ride on closed trails face possible fines and risk not having insurance coverage should an incident occur.

OPP say that if you have to travel out onto an ice surface, always remember that "No Ice Is Safe Ice" and you need to be aware of current & past weather conditions, along with checking with area residents who have "local knowledge of ice conditions".