Cold weather means good year for ice safety - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Cold weather means good year for ice safety


MADISON (WKOW) -- No one was injured after an ATV got stuck in the ice on Lake Mendota Monday morning.

The ATV fell in a spot in the lake where the ice had shifted and buckled.

Other than the ATV, Madison firefighters tell 27 news the extreme cold has meant a good year for ice safety.

DNR Warden John Schreiber says, "It froze up nice and thick, pretty quickly, so we've had a good year. People have been safe."

Firefighters remind everyone a self-rescue is the quickest way to get out of the water if you fall through.

That's why they suggest people carry ice picks, to help pull themselves out.   


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