Coast Guard warns of weak ice on Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River

Coast Guard warns of weak ice on Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River
A Coast Guard ice rescue team trains using an ice rescue shuttle board. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BUFFALO, N.Y. – The U.S. Coast Guard reminds the public to exercise extreme caution on ice along Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Annually, there have been multiple accidents due to ice instability resulting in persons in the water and complete...

Coast Guard warns boaters of extreme cold water even with warmer air temperatures

Coast Guard warns boaters of extreme cold water even with warmer air temperatures
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is warning boaters looking to get out on Lake Ontario and eastern Lake Erie this weekend that the water temperatures in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are still dangerously cold. The National Weather Service reports that the water temperatures in Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are just above freezing, 32 F and 38 F respectively. The cold water has already claimed the...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Lakes Erie, Ontario

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Lakes Erie, Ontario
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Coast Guard is warning outdoor enthusiasts of unsafe ice conditions this weekend throughout Lakes Erie and Ontario and surrounding waterways and recommending people stay off the ice. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo is issuing a warning that the warm temperatures forecasted for the weekend could increase the possibility of weakened ice. “Ice conditions may deteriorate,”...