Wardens: Colder weather means thicker ice on lakes, ponds

February 6, 2021 GMT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says ice conditions are much better for fishermen on Maine lakes and ponds.

Wardens say colder temperatures have created thicker ice in most places but it’s still important to test ice conditions. Wardens said some larger lakes in southern Maine like Thompson Lake or Sebago Lake may be only partially frozen, or still have open areas.

Several people fell through thin ice last month.

An ice skater had to be rescued after falling through the ice on Thompson Lake, necessitating a rescue in Oxford, Maine. And two boys fell through thin ice trying to cross Outlet Stream in Vassalboro.