LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Lake George Winterfest is about to enter its final weekend, with temperatures above freezing that contributed to a snowmobile driver crashing in the lake this week.
Those going out onto the lake shouldn’t go alone, and should stay distanced apart in order to distribute weight across a greater amount of ice. It’s also suggested to bring survival equipment such as ropes and ice picks.
Driving a vehicle on the ice is not recommended. Those who do should judge the ice by color before making an attempt. Ice 7.5 inches thick is safe for a small car, and should be visibly blue. Grey ice is unsafe.
Ice is safe enough for one person at 3 inches thick, a single file group at 4 inches, and a medium truck at 10 inches.
Snowmobilers are advised to take head lamps if going out at night.
In this week’s North Country Report: