An area near the Spicer Winterfest site (marked in yellow) has dangerous ice this year. Image courtesy the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office)

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a hazardous ice issue on Green Lake in Spicer, near the Saulsbury Beach access. The Sheriff’s Office says there are now several areas of open water several feet deep near where snow had been piled up on the lake.

Lake ice is NEVER considered safe, but this warning is especially important because of the upcoming Spicer Winterfest and Polar Plunge activities this weekend. Deputies and Kandiyohi Co. Public Works staff have marked this large area with posts and KCSO yellow caution tape.

Other areas nearby and closer to the Polar Plunge site do not show the same hazard at this time, but attendees for this weekend’s events are always encouraged to park on shore and walk out to the planned events. As always, use caution when on our public waterways in the winter. Ice conditions are never ‘safe’.