Town of Milton issues outdoor safety tips for winter


Published February 6, 2023 at 4:11 pm

The Town of Milton has issued some tips to help residents stay safe when spending time outdoors this winter.

These include sticking to pathways, avoiding waterway edges and recreational activities near ice and water and supervising children and pets when outdoors.

While areas with frozen lakes, ponds, channels and reservoirs can be great places to visit during the winter months, it poses a great risk for people who venture onto frozen water. As a result, the Town is reminding the public that it’s important to be aware of the dangers and risks associated with water and ice this time of year.

Throughout winter months, skating is prohibited on bodies of water including stormwater management ponds and channels as the Town of Milton does not monitor ice conditions on them.

Residents are reminded that it is dangerous to walk, play or skate on any ice surface that has areas of open water and are advised to stay off stormwater management ponds at all times.

Anyone who witnesses someone falling through the ice is advised to call 911 immediately and not try to go out onto the ice to help them.

Other ways residents can protect themselves outdoors this winter include informing others of their destination and expected time of return, checking weather conditions and dressing in layers to protect against hypothermia.

For more winter safety tips, click here.

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