Fragile Ice Closes Ice Fishing

Put in Bay iceAbove-freezing temperatures and strong wind gusts break ice and create ice floes on Lake Erie.  As reported nationally yesterday, US Coast Guard and Put in Bay icelocal first-responders, including Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department members, assisted over 100 people escape from the ice near Catawba Island State Park.  A 10-mile perimeter tour of South Bass Island this morning reveals varying ice conditions–all of them quite fragile.  No shanties on the ice near Put-in-Bay. A high wind advisory is in place until 4pm.  Tonight and tomorrow will be cloudy, breezy, and cold.Put in Bay icePut in Bay icePut in Bay ice