Dangerous ponds, rivers and creeks pose threat to Mississauga residents
Published January 26, 2023 at 10:19 am
Mississauga residents are being told to steer clear of water bodies that can present life-threatening dangers this time of year, especially in the wake of major storms.
City of Mississauga officials say that yesterday’s (Jan. 25) major snowstorm has potentially left ponds, rivers, creeks and lakes (Lake Ontario and man-made lakes in Meadowvale and other parts of the city) in even more dangerous conditions than usual.
“They may look like a fun place to skate or walk, but they aren’t safe,” the City said in a post to Twitter today. “Thin ice and changing water levels put you at risk of falling through.”
Mississauga officials urge people looking for a place to go ice skating to check out the City’s website for a list of available rinks, both indoor and outdoor.
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Remember to keep off frozen ponds, rivers, creeks & lakes 💧
They may look like a fun place to skate or walk – but they aren’t safe.
Thin ice & changing water levels put you at risk of falling through.
Find places to skate: https://t.co/0laEFHe1Jw @saugaparksrec pic.twitter.com/dgDmo5DZ9j
— City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) January 26, 2023