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Vehicle Through the ice on Vermilion??


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Was just informed a vehicle went through the ice on the Ice Road by Fortune bay?? Anything? I bet they were hauling silly-me across the ice..

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That sounds unlikely to me... Unless there are springs on verm. There is 20 inches on burntside right now, but I guess there are always bad spots out there.

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I just heard two cars went through a pressure ridge broke open. Its just hear say no official reports yet, everyone got out. I am sure someone from up there will have a better report.

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Two cars and a van went through!

One car broke partially through last night but managed to get out.

The other car and a van went through this morning. They went through in a pressure ridge that was running along side of the road.

Saw them there this morning. Nothing but the roofs sticking out of the water!

No one hurt!

Cliff

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Can you tell me how much ice and how deep is the water, not that it matters much when your vehicle goes through!!! Just curious.

Mike

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Mike,

The ice was about 22" thick and the water in that area is around 6' deep.

Cliff

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Look at the top of her driver door and you can see where she crawled up the snow bank trying to save her life. And you say "I wouldn't recommend driving through that! She is very glad to be alive, and we are also glad she made it out. Not a good post on your part.

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OK, so the remark was a little tasteless, but it was known she was ok. Now, how did she end up in the middle of a big area of open water? That looks like way more than a pressure ridge.

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I saw a small pressure ridge forming on Daisy Bay on Monday. Also, there was open water right in front of Niles Point yesterday (marked with some tree branches). Be careful.

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OK, so the remark was a little tasteless, but it was known she was ok. Now, how did she end up in the middle of a big area of open water? That looks like way more than a pressure ridge.

The caption under the picture states "Going to work in the dark". The picture appears to be by the reservation. Maybe they were crossing Pike Bay to go work at the casino in the dark and saw the open water too late.

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That is exactly what happened!

Pressure ridge reopened during the night and the road ran right along side of it!

Cliff

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