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is it safe to drive on the ice in metro area


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it get windy all the time and my portable house does not hold strong wind and the car does so thats why im asking if the ice will hold a car

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Dude, if you have to ask that question it's probably best if you don't drive on the ice. Do yourself and everyone that would have to respond to pull you out a favor and just walk.

Wowsa. What if I ask and there is 18" and I simply dont know it? Better to ask than to just go.

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i have a Chevy Colorado small pick up truck. would the ice hold it on lake o'dowd.

only one way to find out for sure

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hmmm nothing wrong with wanting reassurance but I would wait if you don't know for sure.....I would also advise you to find out for yourself and not trust an opinion off of the internet (when my safety is at stake anyways....no offense meant to anyones opinion....I myself am gonna stick to a Wheeler for a while....

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what about lake minnetonka are there cars on it

Dbumb,you arent getting it. No one on here is gonna tell you "yeah the ice is safe go ahead and drive out, have a good time" You gotta use common sense, there are thin spots all over the metro lakes this year, its not worth it.. 2c

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I have seen people driving on Spring Park Bay the past couple of days. I would not be comfortable doing it though.

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Noodle, that was way too easy, and not very nice.

DBumb, there is no good answer to your question. What I would do if I were you is to buy some ice stakes to hold your portable down. Way cheaper than a car. I guarantee you no one will look out at you, dragging a sled, saying you look like an moron.

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I'm heading out in about an hour and will be on foot pulling my little portable. It'll be interesting see how much more ice there is since last Sunday.

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Last night in Maple Grove I measured 11" of good ice not quite enough for my Suburban, but I would drive Archerysnipers Tahoe out no problem ;p

All joking aside, I am walking to my house on the lake, takes about 5 minutes. Dbumb I would suggest doing the same. They do make stakes for portables that work pretty good, I would get some of those.

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Ice is never safe.

I can't stand this phrase. Does anyone know where it came from or the purpose of it? It's like, "so what am I supposed to just be afraid of the ice and live in a bubble?" I understand the need to exercise proper safety precautions on the ice, but a generic blanket statement isn't going to get people to do that or educate them on how to be safer.

Honestly what in this world is "safe"!?

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I just got back from Carson's Bay on Mtka. I walked out and set up my portable; there is 14" to 15" of ice. About 8:30 a.m. I started seeing vehicles driving onto the ice at the landing. A few parked near shore and maybe 3 or 4 light pickups headed out. Another 2 small SUV's drove out near me. I'll probably start driving out next weekend just to be safe.

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I can't stand this phrase. Does anyone know where it came from or the purpose of it? It's like, "so what am I supposed to just be afraid of the ice and live in a bubble?" I understand the need to exercise proper safety precautions on the ice, but a generic blanket statement isn't going to get people to do that or educate them on how to be safer.

Honestly what in this world is "safe"!?

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It's exactly what it says, "No ice is ever safe".

The only way to learn is to gain knowledge by experiencing things for yourself and not a false sense of security by someone on the internet saying, "sure you are fine".

You are never entirely 100% fine. Even on foot with 2ft of ice, you can still fall into a spear hole or run into a spring.

This is why it's so valuable (where available) to use resorts that charge a road fee and maintain their own roads. They are out there everyday checking conditions and staking roads.

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Wow. I was standing on five inches of ice on a small lake last weekend. Enough for me to walk on, but not really comfortable to even walk on without a buddy.

That said, I turned to my wife yesterday morning after seeing this thread & predicted cars would start going in immediately, since, y'know, it's been cold now for a few days.

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I was on carsons bay last night. I pulled my gear out but plenty of trucks on the ice. I'd rather fish then worry about my truck turning into a depth bomb after how the ice making has went this year. I measured 14.5 of ice. What ever floats your boat/truck.

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My buddy has already said he's probably not going to drive his truck out on the lakes this year at all.

Just going to pull his house with his wheeler.

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ice was about 12" today on Upper Prior... There were a few full size trucks out there and a full size Yukon... CRAZY! Stay off people... WTH?

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I was on a lake in the north metro this weekend. 13" of ice where I was, not enough for me to drive, but plenty were.

NOTE: If you must drive on 13" of ice. STAY THE HELL AWAY FROM ME! eek

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