MICHIGAN CITY, Ind.
(AP) - Officials in northern Indiana are warning about the dangers of shelf
ice that’s formed along the shores of Lake Michigan.
National Lakeshore spokesman Bruce Rowe tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times
it’s not safe to go out onto shelf ice because there are weak spots and gaps
even though the ice looks solid. He says “you can fall through the lake” and
the odds of getting out “are close to zero.”
Michigan City Park
Superintendent Jeremy Kienitz issued a shelf ice warning Thursday, asking
people to stay off the ice.
Rowe says you can
safely view the shelf ice at the Lake View Beach picnic area in Beverly
Shores or from the park’s bathhouses. Indiana Dunes State Park officials say
they’ve seen an increase in traffic with people checking out the ice.